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Call before you dig!

811Planting a tree? Installing a fence? Remember to contact North Dakota One Call first! The first step to any project is safety, and damaging an underground facility while you dig can cause injury or even death.

Numerous utility lines may be buried on your property, ranging from electric and telephone lines to water and sewer lines, but North Dakota One Call will help you locate these lines before your project begins.

Contact North Dakota One Call and utility line owners will locate and mark their lines. These locates do not include any lines you may have installed to your private facilities, such as detached garages, wells or yard lights.

Go online at or call 800-795-0555 or 811. It’s free, it’s simple and it’s the law.

The 811 process:

  1. Notify
    Notify the North Dakota One Call Center by calling 811 or making an online request at least 48 hours before work begins, excluding weekends and holidays. You’ll give the operator information about how to contact you, where you are planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing, or go online to enter this information. Utility companies who have potential facilities in the area of your dig site will be notified about your intent to dig.
  2. Wait
    Wait the required amount of time for affected utility operators to respond to your request.
  3. Confirm
    Confirm that all affected utility operators have responded to your request and marked underground utilities. Compare the marks to the list of utilities the One Call Center notified.
  4. Respect
    Respect the marks. The marks provided by the affected utilities are your guide for the duration of the project. If you are unable to maintain the marks during your project, or the project will continue past your request’s expiration date, please call 811 to ask for a re-mark.
  5. Dig carefully
    Dig carefully around the marks. No mechanical excavating can take place within 24 inches on either side of the marked location of the underground facility. If you plan on digging within that 4-foot-wide area, hand digging is allowed, but please dig carefully and cautiously.

As a Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative member, power lines installed from the meter to a home, shop or grain bins are owned by the member. These lines are not located under the 811 program. If you need your privately owned underground power lines located, you must call a licensed company to do so

Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative offers secondary locating services.  Call 1-800-472-2983 if you need your privately owned electric lines located.  Charges apply.

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