Missouri's Association of Natural Gas Operators thought that August 11 (8-11) would be the perfect time to give you the 411 on 811 (the National Call Before You Dig Number). It's simple and it's free. Simply dial 811 from anywhere in the country prior to beginning your digging project. Your call will automatically be routed to your local One Call Center.
The operator will gather specific information on your project and will notify affected local utility companies about your intent to dig. The utilities will then send a locator to mark the approximate location of underground facilities such as pipes, electric lines, and telecommunications so you'll know what's below. Wait for the lines to be marked (3 working days in Missouri) and then dig safely!
Always call 811 before you start any digging project!