Prior to landscaping, planting trees, installing a fence, mailbox or underground sprinkling system, building a deck or home addition, or anything where digging is involved, remember to call Gopher State One Call (GSOC) to locate underground utilities before excavating.
Gopher State One Call is a free service provided by Minnesota’s underground utility operators.
Call GSOC at 811 or (651) 454-0002 two business days before digging (not including weekends, holidays, or emergencies). Office hours are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Have the following information ready before you call:
Start date, time
Type of Work
GSOC can only locate services that utility companies have installed.
Private contractors or homeowners will have to locate other services such as sprinklers, power lines to a garage, gas grill line, or invisible fencing.
If you hire a professional contractor, they are responsible for contacting GSOC.
Mark the digging area with white stakes or white spray paint; otherwise the utility company may mark your entire lot.
You must not dig any closer than two feet from any utility markings.