- Dial 8-1-1 before performing any excavation work
- Have your underground electric lines marked
- Only available in certain areas of its service territory
Kentucky law requires excavators to contact operators of underground utilities before performing any excavation work.
When you call Kentucky 811, they coordinate with Kentucky 811 member utilities in your area to have underground utility lines marked. This work is performed at no cost to you.
A "locate request" goes out to member utilities, including those who provide natural gas, electric, telephone, cable and water service. Crews either mark their underground facilities or notify the excavator they have no underground lines in the area.
Call 8-1-1 at least two business days before performing any excavation work. This will ensure sufficient time for operators of underground facilities to mark their lines to protect excavators and the general public and preserve the reliability of any underground facilities.
If you are a KU customer, select your county from the drop down list below to find out if you need to contact KU or Kentucky 811 to have your underground electric lines marked.