Federal and state laws require that utilities be notified when digging will be done in their service territory.
Dig Safe is a system that will notify the appropriate utilities with one telephone call. This system was created to promote public safety, avoid costly damage to underground equipment, and reduce cost and time of notifications.
Before you dig on public or private land, call Dig Safe Center toll free at 1-888-DIG-SAFE (344-7233) to prevent damage to telephone, gas or electric underground facilities. Vermont state law requires notification at least 48 hours before you start digging operations. In an emergency, call Dig Safe immediately.
Photo from Burlington Electric Department archives c. 1950s.