Call Before You Dig
New York State law requires professional excavators within Long Island to notify DigNet at least two working days prior to beginning any mechanized digging or excavation on a site - and failure to do so is punishable by a fine from the Public Service Commission.
Although not required by law, homeowners in New York City and Long Island are also encouraged to call DigNet before beginning any digging projects on their properties due to safety concerns.
Home improvement projects that may warrant a phone call to DigNet include the installation of mailboxes or fences; landscaping, tree planting, and any other renovation project that involves digging. Homeowners are also encouraged to verify that professional excavators hired to dig on their properties have followed the law and placed a call to DigNet before beginning work.