The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Damaging a utility can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in fines and repair costs.
Locate an Underground Utility
Before You Dig
- Call 811 a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center.
- Tell the operator where you're planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your affected local utilities.
What Happens Next?
- The City of Boulder Public Works Department and other utility companies will be notified about your intent to dig.
- Within a few days, a locator will mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so you'll know what's below - and be able to dig safely.