811 – Call Before You Dig

Safe digging starts with you!

Planning to dig? Here’s what you need to know…

Calling before you dig is important not only for safety reasons but also because IT’S THE LAW! By law, homeowners should contact O.U.P.S., 8-1-1 or 1-800-362-2764, at least 48 hours but no more than ten working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) or submit their request online with e-dig, the easy online remote ticket entry system for homeowners, before beginning any digging project.

Bryan Municipal Utilities is a member of O.U.P.S., a state-run agency that provides free locating service of all underground utilities. Just Call Before You Dig at least 48 hours in advance: 8-1-1 or 1-800-362-2764.

For more information, link to www.oups.org

Utility Color Codes

If You Hit A Line…

For your safety, you should walk away immediately and take steps to clear the area to protect yourself and your crew. Do not try to repair or stop a leak yourself or use anything that might create a spark, such as a cell phone.

For any damaged facility, you should also contact the utility company listed on the nearest marker, BMU at 419-633-6100, as well as O.U.P.S., even if there appears to be no damage. The naked eye cannot detect all facility damages.