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Missing Marks: What to do if utility lines don't get marked

There are many people involved in making sure utilities are marked at your dig site to help keep the project safe.  The process begins with you, the person with a shovel, or a post-hole digger or a trencher or a backhoe or anything else that disturbs the soil....

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Take Trench Safety Seriously with OSHA

June is Trench Safety Month and OSHA encourages Wisconsin excavators to take trench safety seriously and has partnered with NUCA for Trench Safety Stand Down Week, which is June 14-18.   A Safety Stand Down presents the opportunity for employers to talk direc...

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Diggers Hotline and No Shock Bock Safe Digging Month Event

Celebrate Safe Digging Month by learning about Diggers Hotline and by trying No Shock Bock Diggers Hotline, Wisconsin’s one-call center, wrapped up this year’s Safe Digging Month with a unique event that helped bring awareness to the attendees and also ...

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Governor Proclaims April as Safe Digging Month

GOVERNOR EVERS PROCLAIMS APRIL AS SAFE DIGGING MONTH IN WISCONSIN   Making a free call to 811 before digging for home improvement projects – including gardening, building a fence or installing a mailbox – can prevent damage to underground utility l...

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COVID-19 Updates from Diggers Hotline

Diggers Hotline is rolling out a new voluntary positive response program that is designed to help excavators receive more information from utility locators. Read here for more information.   April 23, 2020 We will be presenting content that would have see...

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Diggers Hotline Debuts Voluntary Positive Response

Diggers Hotline is implementing a Positive Response program.  Positive Response refers to utility locators providing field locate status information to excavators.  Locators provide the locate status to the Diggers Hotline ticket system so excavators can ...

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2020 Excavator Safety Meeting Presentation

Unfortunately, not every one was able to attend one of the Diggers Hotline Excavator Safety Meetings this year.   For those who missed a meeting, or those who want a refresher, below is an online version of the content presented at the 2020 Excavator Safety Me...

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Diggers Hotline Still Open for Wisconsin Excavators

  As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic disrupts many aspects of everyday life, we want you to know that Diggers Hotline remains fully functional and are planning to remain so.   We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take locate re...

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Safety Meeting Update

Diggers Hotline's top priority is the health and safety of our employees and those we come into contact with.  Based on guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, effective March 13, 2020, the remaining 2020 excavator safety meetings organize...

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Info on Jan. 9 Software Cutover

On the evening of January 9, 2019, Diggers Hotline will cutover to a new software package named GeoCall.    Beginning at 6 pm on January 9, Diggers Hotline will only accept emergency tickets via phone until the software cutover is complete.  This wil...

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Enforcement Program Begins

A new era in damage prevention has come to Wisconsin.   As part of the 2018 PSC Reform Bill, passed by the Wisconsin Legislature and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker, an enforcement program for stakeholders in damage prevention has begun.   Beginn...

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New and Improved Project Ticket

In order to provide a new and better option for Wisconsin excavators when filing a locate request, Diggers Hotline has made changes to the Project Ticket, which is often used on large projects that require many and frequent relocates.   The new Project Ticket ...

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5 Things New Homeowners Should Know About Buried Utilities

Starting outdoor projects is exciting for many new homeowners.  You want to improve your curb appeal by digging out those overgrown shrubs and designing a fresh landscaping layout.  You make a run to the hardware store to stock up on all the supplies you ...

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April is National Safe Digging Month

April marks the 10th annual National Safe Digging Month, which reminds Wisconsin residents to contact Diggers Hotline before any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. Diggers Hotline is a free service that helps protect Wisconsin residents from...

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Community Outreach

Diggers Hotline is always looking for new ways to engage with the community and help Wisconsin residents understand how important it is to call 811 before digging.    Contact us with opportunities to: Attend a safety fair at your company Deliver a presen...

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Melinda Myers to Partner with Diggers Hotline

Diggers Hotline to Partner with Nationally-known Gardening Expert, TV/Radio host, Author and Columnist Melinda Myers in 2018   Melinda Myers will be teaming up with Diggers Hotline and its “Call 811 Before You Dig” message during her Wisconsin appe...

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Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to the new DiggersHotline.com! We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. The goal of the new site is to give our users easy access to the information they are looking for and many of the sites improvements revolve around that goal: A redesi...

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Diggers Hotline Celebrates 811 Day

With plenty of summer left, there’s still lots of time for Wisconsin residents to work on outdoor projects.  August 11 is here, and Diggers Hotline hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as an easy reminder for everyone to call 811 prior to an...

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Mailbox Installation Tips

Many of us don’t think about our mailboxes until they’re gone and we have no way of getting our mail. Whether it has been taken out by rough winter conditions or time has deteriorated it to a point of needing to be replaced, we have several helpful tip...

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Garden Planting Tips

One of the many things Wisconsinites love about the spring and summer months is the produce that's in season. Planting your own garden allows you to enjoy all of this produce at its peak of freshness while saving you money on your grocery bill. Growing your own wil...

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Tree Planting Guidance

Planting a tree on your property can provide shade on a hot summer day, increase your property value, and it’s good for the environment. When planting a tree in your yard, keep in mind the following tips.   First, when deciding what type of tree will wor...

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Fence Installation Tips

Whether you are looking for a little privacy or trying to keep your children or pets in the yard, a new fence can benefit you and enhance your property.  While it may seem like an overwhelming project, installing a fence is easier than you think. Plannin...

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Diggers Hotline Celebrates National Safe Digging Month

 April marks another annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding Wisconsin residents to always call 811 three business days before any digging project.  When calling 811, homeowners and contractors in Wisconsin are connected to Diggers Hotline...

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If the phones are down...

Diggers Hotline is experiencing intermittent phone problems that are part of a nationwide issue.In the event you cannot get through to Diggers Hotline via phone, please use our online ticket submission program. An alternative is reaching our call center at (262) 43...

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Appointment Tickets and Relocates

A change is coming to Appointment tickets and Relocates at Diggers Hotline. Beginning February 8, 2016, Diggers Hotline will allow Crew on Site Relocates on Appointment tickets.   The Diggers Hotline Board of Directors approved the change at their January...

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Updated Waiver Disclaimer Form

As of October 2015 the Contractor Disclaimer Form has been updated because the previous version became outdated. We are now working to contact all contractors who have a Disclaimer Waiver on file with us to get the updated version signed. If you are a contract...

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Saving Time on Locates

Looking to save some time when calling in lengthy locates? We have a few tips that may help you get your locate requests done more quickly. Waiver Form. If you call in locates so often that you nearly have the legal disclaimer statements memorized as well...

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