Call Before You Dig!

A simple call to 811 ensures that a Cookeville Gas Department representative will arrive and locate any gas lines in the area. This service is always free of charge to you. So no matter how large or small a project may be, always be sure to dial 811.

Tennessee 811

Call 811 Before You Dig

One easy phone call to 811 gets the approximate location of underground utility lines marked for free. 811 is the FCC-designated national number that quickly and easily begins the process of getting underground lines marked as the first step in any digging project. The 811 number eliminates the confusion of multiple “Call Before You Dig” numbers because it’s easy to use and remember, and is the same in every state. One Call Centers will notify the member utilities, who will then mark underground lines for free.

It’s Safe

Your safety is important to us. It is also important for us to help customers understand how to use utilities safely at home, at work, and at play. Knowing where your lines are buried before each digging project helps protect you from injury, expense and penalties. Damages to utility lines can:

  • Cost diggers fines and repair costs
  • Disrupt service to an entire neighborhood
  • Harm diggers

It’s The Law

Tennessee state law requires anyone to notify local utilities 72 hours prior to breaking ground by engaging in any type of activity that could damage underground utility lines including:

  • Demolition
  • Digging
  • Excavation
  • Moving of earth