Step 7 – Avoid Damage To Other Utilities:
When digging to make sewer repairs it is very important to know where other utilities, such as water and gas, are located. Most utility agencies belong to Underground Service Alert North or USA North. Call USA North at 811 or 1-800-227-2600 48 hours before you dig and the utility companies will be notified to mark the location of their utility lines to avoid damage. It’s the law and it’s free.
You may notice markings of the various utilities with chalk based paint on the street and sidewalk in the vicinity of the work.