Pacific Gas and Electric
Tips of the Trade

Everyone’s resources have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help prevent locate delays by pre-marking your proposed dig area in white and notifying 811 of your planned excavation with as much lead time as is possible: up to 14 calendar days in California. To learn more about PG&E’s response to COVID-19, click here.

Safe Digging
811 know what's below 811 before you dig
Notify 811 and dig safely
Report all damage
If you suspect a gas leak or if you contact a gas pipeline or electric power line, call 911 immediately and then PG&E at 1-800-743-5000. If a gas pipeline is damaged, you must also file a damage report with the Dig Safe Board at within two hours.