SCC Reminds Everyone to Contact Virginia 811 Before You Dig


AUG 11, 2020

RICHMOND – August 11 is the recognized day in Virginia to remind everyone of the importance of always contacting Virginia 811 (VA811) before you dig. Help keep Virginia’s underground utility infrastructure damage-free and our communities, business districts and environment safe by taking this important first step.
Contacting VA811 is a simple, no-cost process, with two convenient ways to do so. You can go online at for most digging projects; online service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You may also call 811 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding legal state and national holidays. Emergency notification service is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Know What’s Below, contact VA811 before you dig and Dig with C.A.R.E!
C.A.R.E. means:
·       Contact VA811 before you dig.
·       Allow the required time for marking.
·       Respect and protect the marks.
·       Excavate carefully.
To learn more about “Digging with C.A.R.E.” and Virginia’s damage prevention program, contact the SCC’s Division of Utility and Railroad Safety at (804) 371-9980 or visit


Contact: Ford Carson, (804) 371-9141