Digging Near Underground Lines

Customers serviced by underground power lines should be aware of landscaping clearance and other guidelines before working around our equipment.

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Call Before You Dig

State laws require that the excavator notify the appropriate State One-Call System three days (minimum) before digging. Trained personnel will locate and mark the underground facilities for you. There is no charge for this service and it limits customer/contractor liability in case the digging does cause damage to the underground utilities. 

The following work site information will be needed:

  • County, city or township
  • Street address
  • Intersecting streets or roads
  • Distance and direction from intersection
  • Extent of work (front/rear/both sides)
  • Date excavation will take place
  • Type of work
  • Your name
  • Contact phone number
  • Contractor contact person or other additional information

Each state One-Call Center may be contacted by telephone by dialing the 8-1-1 nationwide "Call Before You Digtelephone number or each agency’s specific 800 telephone number (listed below). You also may contact them online at www.call811.com* or through each agency’s website (also listed below). 

State One-Call Organizations

Ohio (Illuminating Co., Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison)

8-1-1 800-362-2764

Pennsylvania (Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, West Penn Power)

8-1-1 or 800-242-1776

New Jersey (Jersey Central Power & Light)

8-1-1 or 800-272-1000

New York (Penelec only)

8-1-1 or 800-962-7962

West Virginia (Mon Power, Potomac Edison) 

8-1-1 or 800-245-4848

Maryland (Potomac Edison) 

8-1-1 or 800-257-7777


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