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Call Before You Dig - 811
Call 811 Before You Dig
Dial 811 before doing any digging more than 18-inches deep. Calls must be made at least two business days prior to the project start date. Be prepared to give the operator the start date, duration, and location of the project along with the address and nearest street intersection.
Your call will be routed to a local 'one-call' center. Tell the operator where you’re planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing, and all affected local utilities will be notified. In a few days, a locator will arrive to designate the approximate location of any underground lines, pipes, and cables with flags or marking paint so you know what is below. Primary or secondary electric lines that are located from the right of way to the transformer belong to West Central Electric Cooperative and can be located at no cost to the member.
Locating Private Electric Lines
The 811 service only requires West Central Electric to locate cooperative-owned lines. West Central Electric will not locate privately-owned electric lines. Any wires located beyond the meter point belongs to the member. If a member needs these lines to be located they must contact a private company for hire.