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Call Before You Dig / Dig Safely

Tennessee State law requires anyone about to engage in either digging, excavation, moving of earth, demolition or any type of activity that could damage underground utility lines to notify the utility companies in that area of their intent to dig not less than three business days before the work is to begin. The Tennessee One Call system was created to provide advance notification service to member utility operators, such as WBUD, throughout the state. You can reach WBUD and other member utilities who provide electric, gas, water, waste water, phone, cable, etc. with one call to Tennessee One Call at 1-800-351-1111 or at 811. Tennessee One Call will gather information from you about your planned work and send it to member utilities in the area where you plan to dig. WBUD and other utility members will then locate their facilities at the proposed excavation site with paint or flags so you can avoid them during your excavation. There is no charge to contact Tennessee One Call and no charge for WBUD to locate its underground facilities.
Important: Always use extreme caution when you dig, and avoid digging within the utility safety zone. The safety zone is a strip of land the width of the utility, plus two feet on either side. Customer-owned service lines are not mapped and therefore may not be marked. Customer-owned lines include sewer laterals, underground electrical service lines, water lines, lines for outside lighting, invisible fencing, irrigation systems, customer fuel lines, or any other customer-owned line.

To report damage to a WBUD utility line, call 865-270-8070 or 800-882-5099.

DIG SAFELY by calling Tennessee One Call at 1-800-351-1111 or 811 three business days before you plan to dig. Then, wait for the utilities to mark their lines. Respect the markings and dig with care.
Who to call before you dig -Tennessee One-Call Center1-800-351-1111 or 811Tennessee One Call operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. Important reminder: State law requires three business days notice for locating lines.