Thinking of digging on your property? Miss Utility is your partner when it comes to safe digging! Miss Utility is a free one-call notification center that informs subscribing facilities and utilities, like Loudoun Water of proposed excavation.  Having a variety of utility services could mean you have lines and pipes running underground - do you know where they are? If you plan on any type of excavation or digging on your property, Miss Utility can help.

You can make a request by visiting the Miss Utility website or by calling 811 or 1-800-552-7001.

Virginia law requires utilities or their contract locators to mark the approximate horizontal location of their underground utilities within 48 hours beginning the next business day after you call 811. If you are planning to do work in your yard on Saturday, call 811 no later than Tuesday so that your utilities can be marked.

Examples of work include:

  • Landscaping
  • Digging holes for fences posts or mail boxes
  • Anchoring supports for decks or swings
  • Removing tree roots
  • Installing a retaining wall