Virginia 811 is the “one call” Virginia communications center for excavators, contractors, property owners, and those planning any kind of excavation (digging) or demolition. The 811 call center notifies participating utilities of the upcoming excavation work so they can locate and mark their underground facilities in advance to prevent possible damage to underground utility lines, injury, property damage and service outages.

Calling before you dig is a simple step, but one that can make your construction, planting or home improvement project safer while preventing utility outages that can be inconvenient or even dangerous for your neighbors.

In addition, calling 811 before you dig is the LAW.

You may know the 811 Call Center as Virginia Utility Protection Service (VUPS) or Miss Utility of Virginia. They are a non-profit organization functioning for the safety and benefit of everyone in our community. While the name has changed over time, their purpose has remained constant: To keep you, your friends and neighbors safe by helping you avoid buried power, sewer, gas and water lines.


Click on link provided to visit the va811.com Dig With CARE website.