What is New Mexico 811?
New Mexico 811 is a free service that you use before you do any kind of digging to make sure you don’t damage underground lines. Let us know at least two working days before you start digging and we will help you avoid costly or dangerous buried lines by alerting the owners of lines in the digging area. New Mexico 811 is not responsible for the actual marking of the lines.
How close to the marks or flags can I dig?
Will my private utility lines be marked?
If New Mexico 811 doesn’t mark the lines, then how does this 811 thing work?
How deep are underground lines buried?
It depends on the type of buried line, and whether it was installed properly. Although facility owners may follow depth guidelines when installing lines, they have no control over depth variation caused by human interference, weather, or other circumstances. As a result, depths are not provided by utility locators.
You should always call 811, no matter how large or small your project or how deep you are digging. Whether you’re planning a backyard project or hiring a professional excavator— calling 811 is always the safest option.