Before you dig, think about what services might be buried in the ground, because…
What you can’t see can hurt you!
It’s getting pretty crowded underground. There could be gas pipelines, electrical services, telephone and cable TV as well as water and sewer connections. In addition to these types of buried services to your home, there could be distribution networks for utilities that serve your neighborhood and community. In some cases, such as pipelines and fiber optic cables, they may even be part of a national feeder route.
Damaging underground services can have serious consequences:
- Personal injury
- Loss of essential services
- Creating a safety risk for others
- Expensive restoration costs
- Potential legal actions