Why do I need to call before I dig?

Locating utility lines buried underground can help you dig around them safely and help prevent personal injury, property damage, interrupted service, and monetary liabilities that can result from a line being hit. It is also the law, RCW 19.122.030 states you must call before you dig. Besides - it's free to request a locate! For more information please call Public Works at 360-293-1919.

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1. Why does the City prefer public streets to private streets?
2. Why can't we do something to slow down traffic for pedestrians?
3. Who do I call if a streetlight is out?
4. Whom do I call if the signal lights at an intersection are out?
5. Where can I get City maps?
6. How do I locate my sewer or other utilities located on or near my property?
7. Who do I call if I need to dig on or near my property?
8. When do I need to call before I dig?
9. Why do I need to call before I dig?
10. What are those paint markings in front of my house?
11. I see sidewalks around town that go nowhere. An example is the sidewalk recently installed on the north side of Oakes Avenue near Anacopper Mine Road. What is this all about?