Call Before You Dig
As spring approaches, "honey-do" projects start to cause telephone service disruptions across Nemont's 13,675 square miles of service area. "My husband was moving a lilac bush last spring," commented one anonymous customer. "He cut our phone line with a backhoe."
Sometimes the home repairman (or professional contractor) who digs in the wrong place will just put one home out of service, and sometimes it may be the whole block. The perception that larger excavating equipment is responsible for utility line cuts is misplaced. Shovels, posthole diggers and picks are just as likely culprits as bulldozers or trenchers.
If you have yard renovation plans such as putting up a new fence, moving trees or bushes, installing a sprinkler system or any other project involving excavating or burning, take advantage of the free service, Call Before You Dig. The person doing the work is responsible for making the call at least two business days, Monday-Friday, before commencing work. A professional locator will be dispatched to locate buried cable and other utility facilities running through your property.
Failure to request a locate, or use of an expired locate, can result in disrupted service not only for you, but also for your neighbors. Repairs are costly for the responsible party, and damaged telephone plant may degrade service quality. The service is free, so don't forget! Call before you dig!
For information concerning the location of underground cable, call the following toll free number for your area.
- North Dakota
- Call-Before-You-Dig Website
There is no charge for this service.