Winter 2013      |      Stephen P. Sands, Registrar      |      Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor


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Before You Turn a Shovel, Make a Call


No matter how minimal a project may seem, contractors who plan to dig or excavate are required to call 8-1-1 and coordinate at least two days beforehand with either the Underground Service Alert of Northern California (known as USA North) or Underground Service Alert of Southern California (aka DigAlert).

Here is the notification checklist:

USA North ( covers Northern and Central California. DigAlert, in Southern California, can be contacted at

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