You might be surprised how much is going on underground. Gas, electric and other utility lines are just about everywhere. So for your own protection, WA state law requires you to call at least two working days before you start digging – whether you’re Rototilling in your backyard or undertaking some serious excavation work.
Find out what is buried before you:
- Install a fence
- Build a deck
- Plant trees
- Build a shed
- Put in a mailbox
- Install Sprinkler Systems
- Install private utilities to a shop, barn, garage, greenhouse, etc.
You have a legal and financial responsibility for damage to utility lines so let’s work together and keep things safe.
Two business days before you start digging
To submit a Utility Locate Request via the ITIC: CALL 811 to speak to a live person that will take down your project details; it takes about 10 minutes. Or – BYPASS the call center and complete the process online via ITIC program (Internet Ticket Processing); an Option that Allows You to Enter Your Call Before You Dig request Online from any device that gives you access to the internet. No Waiting on phone.
UTILITY NOTIFICATION CENTER
The Utility Notification Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and accepts calls from contractors, homeowners, or anyone planning to dig. Locate requests are accepted over the phone, through a fax-a-locate program, or through the ITIC program. If you need to process a locate request, or need additional information about locates, you may contact the Utility Notification Center at any time.
INLAND EMPIRE UTILITY COORDINATING COUNCIL (IEUCC)
Coverage Area: Spokane county and parts of Stevens county in Washington
Call: 1-800-424-5555 (or 811)
AWPA Uniform Color Code for Marking Underground Facilities
Underground facilities shall be marked in accordance with the following designated color code: