Always Dial 8-1-1 Before You Dig in Alaska.

April is National Safe Digging Month and the RCA Consumer Protection & Information Section would like Alaskans to remember the importance of digging with C.A.R.E.

Call 8-1-1 before you dig
Allow required time for marking
Respect and protect the marks
Excavate carefully

It is the homeowner or contractor’s responsibility to call 8-1-1 at least two (2) business days in most areas, ten (10) business days in remote areas, before beginning any digging or excavation project at your home or construction site.  When calling 8-1-1, tell the operator what type of work you will be doing, and your local utility companies will be notified about your intent to dig.  A locator will be sent to your work site to mark the approximate location of the underground lines, pipes, and cables, so you or your contractor will know what is below and can dig safely.  

For more information, visit the Executive Proclamation by Governor Bill Walker and

03.23.17 Safe Digging Month.pdf
Date Issued: 4/4/2017