Energy companies deliver electricity through power lines and natural gas through pipelines that are buried underground.

In recent years, these underground electric lines in particular have become more prevalent, especially in new residential and commercial developments.

While you can see overhead power lines at a job site, you need to call DIG SAFE and have the professionals mark the location of all underground utilities.

This is important because if you contact an underground line, the results can be catastrophic. Damaging a natural gas pipeline can lead to fires or explosions. And, if equipment touches an electric line, the equipment operator and innocent bystanders could be shocked, burned or killed.