Before any digging, regardless of how deep it might be, please make sure to call 811 to have underground utilities marked for you first. Representatives of the various utilities in your area—electricity, water, sewer, natural gas, cable, etc.—will come out within two days and temporarily mark any underground lines on your property.
This service is free and protects you from a potentially serious injury, or even death, if you accidentally hit a buried line with a shovel or equipment.
Always know what’s below. Call 811 before you dig. For more information, visit the Oregon Utility Notification Center website.