Your property is crisscrossed with a variety of underground services,
such as sewer, water, gas, electric, cable, and phone services. Digging
to plant trees or shrubs, or to build a new deck, could cut one of
these services with potentially disastrous results.
If you are planning improvements to your home or property that
involve digging or excavating, make sure you call Gopher State One Call, at 800-252-1166,
to request that underground utilities be located. Utility companies have
48 hours to respond and mark your property with paint or flags denoting
the location of utility services. You must then take appropriate
precautions to avoid those areas or dig carefully so as not to disturb
or cut the lines.