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Fact Sheet: Call 811 Before You Dig

The "Call 811 Before You Dig" fact sheet can be used as an educational resource for training classes, meetings, community events and other learning opportunities.

Know What's Below Before You Dig

If you have underground electric lines, never start a digging project without knowing where the lines are located. Call 811 before you dig to avoid serious injury, expenses or possible penalties.

  • Call 811 at least 48 hours before you dig
  • An expert will come to your home and mark the location of any utility lines

If your area has not yet implemented this service, please continue to call the following:

  • In Arkansas, call 800-482-8998
  • In Louisiana, call 800-272-3020
  • In Texas, call 800-344-8377

Please remember: SWEPCO marks only lines owned by the company. SWEPCO customers own the underground electric services on their property. Customers should contact a licensed electrical contractor to locate these customer-owned lines prior to digging.