Power of Community - Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Call Before You Dig

Call before you dig

PEC’s underground lines carry enough electricity to seriously injure or even kill anyone who comes in contact with them. If you plan to dig deeper than 16 inches on your property, please call 811 first. This action is required by state law and could save your life.

The Texas 811 excavation safety team will send a representative to mark the location of nearby underground facilities so that you can work safely. Call Texas 811 at least two days and no more than 14 days before starting your digging project. This time frame ensures that markings stay visible. Painted lines could fade, or marker flags might not stay in place, if you call too early.

You must take advantage of this free service, as you could be liable for damages if underground facilities are affected by digging.

For more information or to submit your request online, visit the Texas 811 website.

Important: Texas 811 will mark only lines placed by a utility. Lines installed privately or by an independent builder are not eligible for marking by Texas 811.

It’s the Law

  • When digging 16 inches or deeper, state law requires that you call 811 at least 48 hours in advance to locate underground electric lines.
  • If this law is not followed, you may be fined.
  • You are liable for damages to PEC facilities and all the liability the Cooperative incurs as a result of the contact.


Texas 811

Learn more or submit your request online