Homeowners are reminded to call Dig Safely New York every time you dig into the ground, even if in your own back yard. This is so that all utilities in the ground can be located before digging. The number is 811 or 1-800-962-7962. Failure to do so can result in the obvious danger, and can be very expensive, as the utility companies will charge you back for any damages, which could be in the thousands of dollars. We recommend that you call our building department at 273-2201 beforehand if you have any questions. They also have literature about the Dig Safely program for your use.