Who do I call before digging or excavating?
Before you or someone you hire start digging — for a landscape project, a building project or for any other reason — call 811, the “Call Before You Dig” number that will connect you to SC811, previously known as the Palmetto Utility Protection Service (PUPS).

South Carolina law requires that you call to have your lines marked at least three working days (72 hours) prior to beginning any type of excavation project. Failure to notify SC811 prior to beginning an excavation project can result in fines of up to $1,000. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for violations resulting from the work of contractors you hire. Read the complete text of this law.

SC811 will notify us at SCE&G, and we’ll in turn send a representative to your property to mark the location of SCE&G utility lines. Each utility company is responsible for marking its own lines.
The line markings will be clearly visible so that you or your contractor can easily avoid them while working on your project. This service is provided free of charge. SC811 can be reached Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A location request is good for 10 working days after it has been processed by SC811. You are responsible for notifying any utility company that is not an SC811 member. Utility companies ask that you leave two-and-a-half feet untouched on each side of a marked utility line.

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