Call Before You Dig - Arizona 811
Whether you are building a home, installing a sprinkler
system, or just planting a tree, the City of Mesa wants you to
be safe. No matter the size of the project, before you dig,
grade, or excavate the law requires you to call for all
underground utilities to be located and marked.
Notify Arizona 811 at least two (2) full
working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays)
before excavating to have all underground
facilities located and marked. This is a free service.
please be aware that utility owners will locate their
facilities, typically this means up to the meter. beyond the meter,
the customer is responsible for locating and maintaining
the utilities on his/her property.
Arizona 811 was established by utility owners as a
one-call notification system to assist homeowners and excavators
in identifying the location of underground utilities to prevent
damage to facilities.
Calling 811 could potentially help save lives and protect infrastructure.
Knowing where underground utility lines are buried before
digging begins helps protect you from
personal injury, expense and penalties. There may be
multiple utility lines in the same area at varying depths.
Even simple digging projects can damage utility lines and
disrupt vital services to an entire community. Having
underground utilities located can help prevent undesired
How the 811 call process works
Take the advice of stock car racer Mason Mingus on using 811
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Wait for the project site to be
marked by all utility owners. Once all utilities have been
properly located, you are officially ready to dig.
Respect and protect the marks.
Have utility lines re-marked if initial markings are destroyed
or more than
fifteen (15) days old.
Use caution when digging.
Always hand dig within two feet of either
side of any marked line. Some utility lines may be buried at a
shallow depth, and unintended shovel thrusts can
have potentially dangerous and/or costly consequences.
If damage occurs, notify the
appropriate facility owner IMMEDIATELY.
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|What are the
colored marks on the
ground within your neighborhood or community?
Each marking represents the location of the underground
facilities and the color represents the type of utility
(gas, water, electric, communication, etc.). These marks are temporary and fade with time.
If you damage a gas line, smell gas
(rotten egg), or have a gas emergency,
call the City of Mesa at
480-644-4277 (GASS) or call 911.
Are you an
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
Gas Emergency or Odor
480-644-4277 (GASS) or 911
(24 hours/7 days)
480-644-2266 or 911
(24 hours/7 days)
Report Utility Theft
Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Frank McRae, Department