State laws require anyone who digs to notify utility companies before starting, and for good reason. Digging can be dangerous and costly without knowing where underground facilities are located.

Eastern is a member of the Dig Safe System, Inc., which is a communication network, assisting excavators, contractors and property owners in complying with state law by notifying the appropriate utilities before digging. Dig Safe®, a free service, notifies member companies of proposed excavation projects. In turn, these member utilities respond to the work area and identify the location of underground facilities.

The toll free number for anyone who digs in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont is…


Callers are given a permit number as confirmation. For more information, visit Dig Safe® on the web at www.digsafe.com.