American Electric Power - Call 811 before you dig
811 is the nationwide number to call before you begin any digging project. Digging, trenching or excavating without knowing where utility lines are buried could be costly ... and fatal. At American Electric Power, zero harm is what we strive for....zero harm for employees, contractors, customers, everybody. Before you dig, protect yourself and call 811 to have the area marked for utility lines. Planning is essential for safe digging, especially because you must call AT LEAST 48 hours before you plan to dig.