Call before you dig! Planting a tree? Planning construction work?  Remember to contact North Dakota One Call first!

The first step to any project is safety, and damaging an underground facility while you dig can cause injury or even death.

Numerous utility lines may be buried on your property, ranging from electric and telephone lines to water and sewer lines, but North Dakota One Call will help you locate these lines before your project begins.

Contact North Dakota One Call and utility line owners will locate and mark their lines. These locates do not include any lines you may have installed to your private facilities, such as detached garages, wells or yard lights. Those private facilities are the responsibility of the homeowner and excavator and will not be marked by the utilities.

To locate utility-owned lines, all you need to do is make one call to 8-1-1!

  • In North Dakota, call 800.795.0555 or dial 811.
  • Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • It's free, it's simple and it's the law.

Be prepared to pinpoint the location of your dig site with exact street address and directions, or township, range, section and quarter section.

You will need to describe the type of work to be done and some detail as to where you are working on the site.

Call at least 48 hours before you dig. You can be held liable for damage to underground equipment if you do not call before you dig!

To locate consumer-owned electrical lines, contact a qualified electrician.  For Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative members, consumer-owned lines are the lines that run from the meter to your home, shop or grain bins.  BDEC electricians are available to perform secondary locates for our members.  Charges apply.

Private Facilities