Summer is here, and some of you will be doing yard work, planting trees, building a deck or addition,etc... So, whether you're planning to do it yourself or hire a contractor, don't debate whether or not you should get your underground utility lines marked, because every digging job requires a call, even if it's a small projects like planting a tree or a shrub.
The depth of underground utilities varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Digging without calling, can put the whole neighborhood out of the commission or cause harm you and people around you and potentially result in fines and huge repair costs. Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent undesired consequences... If you hire a Contractor, they should know and if they don't...tell them to do it.