811: Call Before You Dig
Know What's Below
Call Before You Dig is a free service up to KEC's meter that locates underground wires and lines in Kootenai County. Call the toll free number, 811, at least 48 hours before digging or excavating and have the following information ready: start date, phone number, type of work, job location and special marking instructions.
After making this call the locations of underground wires and lines will be marked. This prevents digging equipment from hitting or cutting off power, water, phone, cable or gas lines. Accidental contact with a line can result in serious injury and possibly death. Damages to these lines can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, and could include fines and repair costs.