STOP. THINK. ACT. - Call Before You Dig

Federal and state laws require excavators to notify appropriate utility companies before digging. Digging without knowing where underground facilities are can be dangerous.

A single call to Dig Safe expedites the process of identifying underground utility lines before digging, which avoids costly damage to underground facilities and reduces the likelihood of injuries.

Dig Safe operates Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Off-hour coverage is available for emergency work only. In Vermont, utilities have 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) to respond.

VEC responds to Dig Safe calls only to locate primary underground up to the metering point. If the meter is on the pole then the underground from the pole to the member’s house or business is their responsibility. In such instances the member needs to contact a private locater to locate the underground.

  • Before you dig call Dig Safe at 1-888-DIG-SAFE (1-888-344-7233) or visit