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Working Near Overhead and Underground Lines

BGE operates and maintains thousands of miles of overhead and underground electric lines and buried natural gas pipes. It is critical that you operate with extreme caution and follow all applicable laws to avoid causing injuries, costly damage and lengthy service interruptions.

Overhead Line Safety

If you will be working within 10 feet of overhead lines, the law requires that you MUST contact BGE at 1-800-685-0123 prior to the start of any work. Read more about overhead line safety.

Underground Line Safety

Maryland has a strict Miss Utility law that you must follow. You must call to find the location of underground lines 48 hours prior to a dig. Once you know the location of these lines, you will also want to know how to maintain dig safety. Check out BGE’s Dig Smart videos and training.

Work with BGE’s Damage Prevention Team

To request assistance from BGE’s Damage Prevention team, contact BGE 24/7 at 1-800-685-0123. You can also request a damage prevention team contact card or free damage prevention training by calling 1-410-470-6698.
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