Blue Stake: Call Before You Dig

Fall planting is just around the corner, so now’s a good time for a reminder about getting your yard “blue staked” if you’re going to be doing any digging.

Just dial 811 at least two days before you dig, and they will send all local utilities out to mark utility line locations into your property.  You will need to provide your name, address and e-mail address as well as contact information for any subcontractors. And you will be given a ticket number and a list of utilities who will respond.

The service is free to all U.S. homeowners…and it’s Arizona law.  Not getting your property “blue staked” and hitting a line can not only result in service disruption and injury, you may also be liable for repairs and fines.

Need more info?  Visit Arizona Blue Stake, Inc. for a comprehensive list of applicable excavation projects and Blue Stake symbols and colors used by utilities.


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