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Facts - Call Before You Dig U.S.

  • More than 30.4 million calls are made across the United States each year.
  • 350,000 damages occur to underground utilities in the U.S. by excavators.
  • 25% of utility damages occur when 811 has not been called.
  • 15% of utility damages occur by those conducting small jobs such as landscaping and fencing.
  • 811 became the number to call for reporting scheduled excavation April 13, 2007.
  • The 811 call and the facility location marking by underground operators are free.
  • Underground utility operators will mark the surface above their facilities.
  • Wait the required time (48 or 72 hours -depending on which state the work is occurring, excluding weekends and holidays) before excavating.
  • You must call 811 again if you have not completed the excavation within 14 days of your initial call.
  • You must be planning to dig when calling 811. It is illegal to call 811 solely to check the location of utility lines.
  • It’s important to note that some other utilities such as water or wastewater lines may not be marked by calling 811.
  • Private property owners would be prudent in contacting a professional utility locator to locate facilities like water and wastewater lines.
Enbridge and Spectra Energy Complete Merger

We are now Enbridge!

On February 27, 2017, Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp closed their merger transaction. This transaction has created a global energy infrastructure leader—with an enterprise value of approximately US$126 billion (C$166 billion)—that brings together the best liquids and natural gas franchises in North America.

The combined company is known as Enbridge Inc. You’re currently viewing Spectra Energy’s legacy website, where you’ll find information on the former Spectra Energy Corp.

For current and accurate information on Enbridge, which now includes Spectra Energy Corp, please visit

Please note that Enbridge Inc. does not assume responsibility for the content of this website, as information may be out of date or no longer accurate as of February 27, 2017.