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How could someone find out if there are any underground cables telephone lines or gas lines that run beneath a certain area?

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2008-09-17 23:54:05

I believe most every place there is a service that will come out

and mark everything. In Kansas, it's call Dig Safe. Doesn't cost

anything, the utility companies pay them so their lines aren't cut.

Should be similar service where you are at.

They can usually be reached at 1-800-DIG-SAFE. If you are using

machinery to dig, it is against the law to start digging without

first having a Dig Safe clearance number. It may take a few days to

get clearance, so plan accordingly.

For your own information, you may rent or purchase devices that

will detect underground lines, usually electromagnetically or

ultrasonically. Answer: Contact Miss Utility at 811...THIS IS A

NATIONWIDE ONE CALL NUMBER. Miss utility markings are free.


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