Digging on Private Property

You still need to have those private lines marked in Wisconsin!

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Private Utility Locators
- Appleton (920) 365-2736
- Milwaukee (414) 795-6845
- Madison (608) 250-0650
- Nationwide (844) 224-4723 | Website

Whether you are adding on to your home, installing sprinklers or just planting a tree, we can help you find a private utility locating specialist.

One-Call and private utilities

In Wisconsin you should always call before you dig!

Diggers Hotline | Wisconsin Locate Request

Diggers Hotline

14100 W. National Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151-4529

800-242-8511 | 414-259-0676

Diggers Hotline is a not-for-profit company that helps you find the location of buried utility lines that may interfere with your excavation project. State law requires that you contact Diggers Hotline, either by phone or online three working days before you disturb the soil.

The One-Call System does not mark utilities. The One-Call system only notifies participating member utilities. These participating member utilities will not mark private or non-member utilities. The utility locating companies notified will locate and mark only primary public utilities, so it's up to you to keep track of what else is on your own property.

Private Utilities are the buried lines after the meter or main lines. If you have a curbside meter then your property will not get marked by the participating member utility locators. Other buried utilities that generally are not marked include but may not be limited to: sewer lines, private lighting, sprinklers, fire mains, secondary electric lines to detached garages, and septic lines.