Line Locate

All excavations should first be cleared for buried utility lines.  Texas State Law requires Commercial Contractors, as well as, Texas Homeowners to request a location of utility lines prior to any excavation.  The City of Big Lake participates with One Call Systems of Texas and Texas 811.  When planning an excavation project, call at least 48 hours, or 2 working days, before you plan to start your work. After calling, notification will be made to underground utility companies who will send professional locators out to mark the approximate location of their utility lines. Once the location of underground utility lines is known, excavation may take place.

To request a line locate, you may call:
  • Texas 811, by dialing 8-1-1, or visit their website here
  • One Call Systems of Texas at 1-800-545-6005
There is no charge to request a line locate.