Indiana 811 rolls out new online option

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – It’s illegal in Indiana to dig without calling 811 to have your underground utility lines officially marked.

Indiana’s 811 has been in existence since 1981, but their newest tool aims at saving you time when calling.

You can now submit your request online instead of making a phone call.

Chuck Muller with Indiana 811 says that they see an influx of calls in the spring when people start to do landscaping.

“Homeowners tend to start doing a lot of projects, and when they all seem to realize were not open 24 hours a day seven days a week so they’re all calling us on Monday morning,” Muller said.

The online option also frees up the time that 811 employees have to spend on the phone.

“By using the 811 now program you’re able to log on without spending time on the phone so you can do it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and access our system to have utilities come mark where their lines are at,” Muller said.

You can submit your 811 request at Indiana811.org.

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