While this may seem like an inconvenience for some, this can protect you from underground pipes, cables, and other #utility lines. These lines can possibly connect the whole #neighborhood, and could even cost you more money in potential fines and repair costs.
Once you call 811 someone will be routed to you to mark any underground lines so that you can avoid them to the best of your abilities.
For more information about the 811 call system, visit http://www.call811.com. To download the most current industry best practices in connection with preventing damage to underground facilities, go to http://commongroundalliance.com/.