TO: NC 811 MEMBERS, CONTRACTORS, & PROFESSIONAL EXCAVATORS
DATE: AUGUST 25TH, 2020
FROM: NC 811 MANAGEMENT

Utility locators have expressed a heightened safety concern when approaching residential properties since more residents are working from home due to Covid‐19. Residents are more attentive to their surroundings, property, and strangers onsite without their knowledge.

It is requested and recommended the excavator providing a notice of excavation on residential property should alert the residential property owner an excavation notice was submitted for their property and that a utility locator may be onsite to mark underground facilities.

NC 811 does not have access to nor do we notify residents of any impending excavations upon their property. NC 811 ONLY notifies member facility owners who wish to be notified within the area of excavation and/or demolition.