Georgia 811 is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preventing damage to Georgia’s underground utilities and promoting public safety. They function as a communication system, connecting the City of Adel Utilities with professional excavators and homeowners who are planning mechanized digging activity such as excavation, tunneling, grading, boring and demolition.
Although it is not required by Georgia law to notify the Georgia 811 if a smaller, non-mechanized digging project is planned, residents are strongly encouraged to do so to ensure their personal safety and the safety of those around them. These projects can include installing a fence, deck, swing set or mail box; planting trees or landscaping.
When you call 811, the Utilities Protection Center of Georgia will notify all utility owners or operators and have them locate and mark all utilities located in the area in which you will be digging. Georgia law mandates that, before beginning any mechanized digging or excavation work, you must contact Georgia 811 by calling 811 or 1-800-282-7411 at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days in advance to have utility lines marked.