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Call 811 Before You Dig


It's Free. It's Easy. It's the Law.

811 is a national number created by the Federal Communications Commission to help protect homeowners and contractors from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. 811 is a free service.

Hitting an underground utility line while digging can cause environmental damage, serious personal injury and can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood.

Call 811 if you damage or make contact with a buried utility line. Call the affected utility if you know which type of line you damaged. If you break a natural gas line, move to a safe location, call 911 and your natural gas utility. Never attempt to control the gas flow or make repairs to a gas line, or any utility line, if damage occurs.

    Homeowner Information & Violation of Nevada's Call Before You Dig Laws

    • Homeowner's Guide to Safe Digging in Nevada
      Learn the basics of safe digging with the PUCN's Homeowner's Guide to Safe Digging in Nevada. Learn special precautions you should take when digging, as well as typical locations for buried utilities on residential property.
    • How 811 Works
      To learn what happens when you call 811, visit the PUCN's How 811 Works web page.
    • Warning Letters Issued for Violation of Nevada’s Call Before You Dig Laws
      In January each year, the PUCN's Regulatory Operations Staff opens a docket that contains all warning letters filed throughout the year regarding violations of NRS 455 and NAC 455, Nevada's call before you dig laws. The docket is numbered XX-01006. For example, in 2013 the docket was numbered 13-01006; in 2014 it was 14-01006; and in 2015 it was 15-01006. To view warning letters filed in the current year, visit the PUCN's Active Gas Dockets web page, scroll to the appropriate docket and click "view."
    • Gas Damages Per 1,000 Tickets
      Year One-Call Center Tickets One-Call Center Tickets (1,000s) Change from Prev. YR % Change from Prev. YR Number of Gas Damages Reported Gas Damages (10s) Change from Prev. YR % Change from Prev. YR Gas Damages per 1,000 Tickets

      2000

      103,365

      103

       

       

      1472

      147.2

       

       

      14.24

      2001

      107,785

      108

      4,420

      4.28%

      1389

      138.9

      -83

      -5.64%

      12.89

      2002

      133,030

      133

      25,245

      23.42%

      1495

      149.5

      106

      7.63%

      11.24

      2003

      161,360

      161

      28,330

      21.30%

      1333

      133.3

      -162

      -10.84%

      8.26

      2004

      175,075

      175

      13,715

      8.50%

      1237

      123.7

      -96

      -7.20%

      7.07

      2005

      199,630

      200

      24,555

      14.03%

      1200

      120

      -37

      -2.99%

      6.01

      2006

      204,485

      204

      4,855

      2.43%

      1140

      114

      -60

      -5.00%

      5.57

      2007

      171,550

      172

      -32,935

      -16.11%

      768

      76.8

      -372

      -32.63%

      4.48

      2008

      121,815

      122

      -49,735

      -28.99%

      550

      55

      -218

      -28.39%

      4.52

      2009

      72,250

      72

      -49,565

      -40.69%

      345

      34.5

      -205

      -37.27%

      4.78

      2010

      67,460

      67

      -4,790

      -6.63%

      273

      27.3

      -72

      -20.87%

      4.05

      2011

      69,010

      69

      1,550

      2.30%

      292

      29.2

      19

      6.96%

      4.23

      2012

      74,246

      74

      5,236

      7.59%

      281

      28.1

      -11

      -3.77%

      3.78

      2013

      75,531

      76

      1,285

      1.73%

      310

      31

      29

      10.32%

      4.10

      2014

      82,965

      83

      7,434

      9.84%

      357

      35.7

      47

      15.16%

      4.30

      2015

      105,143

      105

      22,178

      26.73%

      429

      42.9

      72

      20.17%

      4.08

      2016

      114,101

      114

      8,958

      8.52%

      385

      38.5

      -44

      -10.26%

      3.37