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Call Before You Dig

811Eng_ver_RGBYou may be working on a few final outdoor projects this fall. Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox?

811 is the number you should call before you begin any digging project. Every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees or shrubs. If you hit an underground utility line while digging, you can harm yourself or those around you, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood and potentially be responsible for fines and repair costs.

Always call 811 a few days before digging, regardless of the depth or familiarity with the property.  

  • Plan ahead. Call on Monday or Tuesday for work planned for an upcoming weekend, providing ample time for the approximate location of lines to be marked.
  • Confirm with Colorado 811 that all lines have been marked. Learn what the various colors of paint and flags represent.
  • Consider moving the location of your project if it is near utility line markings. If a contractor has been hired, confirm that a call to Colorado 811 has been made.
  • Don’t allow work to begin if the lines aren't marked. Smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Whether you are a homeowner or a professional excavator, one call to 811 gets your underground utility lines marked for FREE.

Contact Us

Greeley Water and Sewer

1001 11th Ave, 2nd Floor
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

970-350-9811 tel
970-350-9805 fax
water@greeleygov.com

Water Conservation

970-336-4134
970-336-4168 for Water Budget
conserve@greeleygov.com

Emergencies

Water 7am-3pm 970-350-9320
Sewer 7am-3pm 970-350-9322
after hours970-616-6260

Other Numbers

billing970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
start or stop service970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
water taste or odor970-350-9836
water pressure970-350-9320
water restrictions & violations970-336-4134
utility line locates811

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