New York 811
Established in 1990, New York 811 is a nonprofit organization that acts as a communications link between utility companies and individuals planning any digging activity in the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. By relaying these requests, New York 811 helps protect one of the most vast, congested and complicated underground infrastructures in the nation.
Though New York 811 does not physically mark utility lines or underground facilities, we do relay digging and excavation requests to our member network. This network includes companies that own or operate underground utility lines in our region, including cable television, natural gas, electric, water, sewer and telecommunications companies.
We also devote significant time and resources to promoting safe digging through presentations, special events, partnerships, and public education and outreach.