Notify 811 before you dig or move earth in any way. It’s the law! This free service will arrange for Atlantic City Electric and other 811 member utilities to locate and mark their underground lines so you can dig a safe distance away from them.
Dial 811 or 1-800-272-1000, or place an online locate request at nj1-call.org, then wait your state’s required time for facility owners to mark their lines before you dig:
- New Jersey: Wait three full business days, excluding weekends and holidays
Pre-mark your proposed excavation area with white paint, flags, and/or stakes before you contact 811.
Wait for utilities to be marked before digging. Once utilities are marked, respect the marks, hand expose to verify location, and dig with care.