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Diggers Hotline

Diggers Hotline is Wisconsin’s statewide one-call notification system that was developed in order to provide excavators and the general public the ability to inform multiple owners of underground facilities of excavation with a single call.  Diggers Hotline is a not-for-profit independent company that processes information from excavators and the general public and passes that information on to affected utilities.  Diggers Hotline does not locate buried facilities in the field.

Wisconsin Statute 182.0175 requires you to notify Diggers Hotline before you excavate, grade, trench, dig, drill, augur, tunnel, scrape, plow cable or pipe.  Excavation, according to the law, means anything that moves, removes or displaces earth rock or other material in or on the ground.

Besides the fact that it is the law, the simple call could very well be a time saver in the end.  More importantly, your safety could be in grave danger if you hit a utility such as a gas or power line. 

Locating is not an exact science and therefore, the actual location of the facility could vary from the position of the marks. Also, state law mandates an 18 inch buffer zone on each side of a marked facility.  No mechanized equipment can be used within this buffer zone; only hand digging is allowed.  Also, you should stay 18 inches away from any utility structure at your jobsite.

To contact Diggers Hotline dial 811 or visit their website at .