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Whether you are a homeowner or professional excavator, be sure to call 811 at least two business days before digging to get free locates of your underground utility lines. Each damage has the potential to cause serious injuries and can be costly to repair. One free, easy call gets your utility lines marked AND helps protect you from injury and unnecessary expense.

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Close! But that’s not the only reason. Alaska Statute 42.30.400 requires excavators to call for utility locates before digging.
Close! But that’s not the only reason. A damaged gas line disrupts your project and can cost more than $1,000. A damaged gas line can cause severe personal injury and property damage.
Close! But that’s not the only reason. Call 811 two days before digging to have utilities come to your property for FREE to mark their underground lines on your property.
You’ve got it! Alaska Statute 42.30.400 requires excavators to call for utility locates before digging. A damaged gas line disrupts your project and can cost more than $1,000. A damaged gas line can cause severe personal injury and property damage. Call 811 two days before digging to have utilities come to your property for FREE to mark their underground lines on your property. It’s not worth the risk – call 811 for locates. Every dig, every time.
Incorrect. Are you digging or hiring someone to dig? Congrats, you’re an excavator!
Not quite! Yes, you’re excavating when you use mechanized excavation equipment. You’re also excavating when you drive a stake or rebar into the ground, remove or install a mailbox, fence post, or deck post and when you plant or remove a tree.
Correct! Alaska Statute 42.30.490(3) defines excavation as: “an activity in which earth, rock, or other material on or below the ground is moved or otherwise displaced by any means.” And an excavator is a person who conducts an excavation. So, you’re excavating if you use mechanized excavation equipment. You’re also excavating when you drive a stake or rebar into the ground, remove or install a mailbox, fence post, or deck post and when you plant or remove a tree.
Close! But that’s not the only kind of damage. Damage to the pressure boundary, damage to the protective coating, and weakening of structural or lateral support are all types of excavation damage to buried gas lines.
Close! But that’s not the only kind of damage. Damage to the pressure boundary, damage to the protective coating, and weakening of structural or lateral support are all types of excavation damage to buried gas lines.
Close! But that’s not the only kind of damage. Damage to the pressure boundary, damage to the protective coating, and weakening of structural or lateral support are all types of excavation damage to buried gas lines.
Correct! Damage to the pressure boundary, damage to the protective coating, and weakening of structural or lateral support are all types of excavation damage to buried gas lines.
Incorrect. Locates are required for ANY digging project no matter the time of year.
Close! While this statement is true, this is not the most accurate statement.
Close! While this is true, this is not the most accurate statement.
Well done! This is the most accurate statement.
Incorrect. While options B and C are accurate, A is incorrect. Locates are always required for any digging project no matter the time of year.
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