Call Before You Dig

Loudoun Water takes pride in having in-house Utility Protection technicians to respond to all VA 811 tickets within Loudoun County.  Whether planting a tree or installing a mailbox, building a garage or constructing a new building, installing a swimming pool or invisible fence, utilize the VA 811 system to avoid damaging underground utility lines. VA 811 is a one-call notification center that informs subscribing facility/utility owners of proposed excavation. Contact the VA 811 Call Center at 8-1-1 at least three full working days prior to your intended digging. VA 811 will notify utility owners of your proposed plans to dig; they in turn will locate (mark your dig site or verify the site is clear) before you put that shovel in the ground.

Dig with care! Call 811 before you dig… every dig. It's the law.

Helpful links:

  • Call Before You Dig – VA811
  • Excavators
    • Workflow Information Packet for Utility Protection

    • Equipment Crossing Data Form
      Heavy equipment can impose damage to buried infrastructure if the proper protection is not in place. Does your project require heavy equipment traffic across or parallel to Loudoun Water infrastructure? If you will be working parallel or crossing over Loudoun Water infrastructure, please complete the Equipment Data Sheet. Loudoun Water will assess the equipment being used and the infrastructure in your work area to determine the level of protection needed to safely travel over or parallel to these utilities.

    • Blasting Form
      Blasting? If blasting is taking place at your work site, please follow the link and submit the required information. Be sure to have a valid VA811 Ticket as this will help initiate this process. Once your information has been submitted, a member of the Utility Protection Team will contact you (within 2 business days) regarding your submission.