What is the PA One Call System?
In Pennsylvania, homeowners and contractors are required to contact PA One Call, by dialing 8-1-1 at least three business days before beginning any digging or excavation project. When PA One Call receives a call, it will alert the appropriate underground facility owners of the intent to dig. The underground facility owners will identify any underground lines or facilities at the work site.
Who should call PA One Call?
Calling PA One Call, by dialing 8-1-1, is for professional excavators and do-it yourself homeowners. If a homeowner is doing the actual work, then it is the responsibility of the homeowner to contact PA One Call. This service is free to the homeowner! However, if a homeowner has hired a contractor to do the work, then the contractor is required to contact PA One Call.
When should I call PA One Call?
No matter if the project is as simple as planting shrubs and trees or installing a new mailbox post, Pennsylvania law requires anyone planning to do any digging or excavation contact PA One Call at least three days in advance of the dig.
For more information visit www.paonecall.org