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What is 811?
811 is the national phone number designated by the Federal Communications Commission that connects professionals and homeowners who plan to dig with their local one-call center. 

How does 811 work?
When you call 811 in the U.S.A., he/she is connected to the local one-call center, where a representative collects information about the caller's planned dig site. The one-call center then communicates the information to the appropriate utility companies, which send professional utility locating technicians to identify and mark the approximate location of lines within a few days of the phone call. Once the lines have been marked, the caller may dig safely around the marks. 

Quick Links:
- North Carolina One-Call Center Info, Legislative Info, & Regional Partners
- NC811