National Safe
Digging Month


Planning a project that involves digging? Safe digging starts with a quick, free call. Dial 811 two days before you dig. This can prevent unintentional damage, and it’s the LAW.

Every Dig Counts

Every project that involves digging needs to be located before ground is broken.


Safe Digging is Fast, Easy & Free.
It’s the Law.


Dial 811 or make a request online two business days before any digging project.

Wait two business days for the utility companies to mark the work area.

Confirm that all affected utility companies have responded. Responses can be verified by comparing markings with utilities listed on the 811 ticket. Learn what each colored marking means. Positive Response for excavators.

Respect and replace the markings provided by the utility companies. These markings will guide you throughout the project.


It is the responsibility of the person digging to avoid damaging marked lines.

Submit a Locate Request

The DAMAGE PREVENTION COUNCIL OF TEXAS is a non-profit association dedicated to preventing damage to underground facilities, public safety, and environmental protection through stakeholder education and communication. We promote damage prevention and safe digging practices for underground facilities across Texas. Our mission is to facilitate underground utility & pipeline damage prevention, promote best practices, and contribute toward public safety and environmental protection through stakeholder education and communication.

Our team of industry leaders serve as subject matter experts and facilitate meetings. Regional DPC Chapters meet regularly throughout the State of Texas. DPC meetings provide an optimal forum where stakeholders can share information and perspectives while working together on all damage prevention issues. In promoting a spirit of shared responsibility, regional DPC chapters welcome all who would like to be a part of the damage prevention solutions.

You can become a member of the DPC of Texas. Everyone is welcome at our chapter meetings, which are held across the State. To find your local chapter and attend a meeting, visit our Event Calendar.

Complete this form to be added to our mailing list. You will start receiving communications from us during our upcoming meetings, excavation safety days, or workshops in your area.