Utilities

Knowing where your utility mains are located and how to operate them is key to household safety and can significantly decrease property damage during an emergency. Make sure every member of your household is familiar with the location of your main water, electric, and gas switches and valves and knows how to operate them.

Call Before You Dig & Montana811
The Montana811 website is available for the public to understand and use the "Call Before You Dig" or the "One-Call" System which has been set up to prevent damage to people, property and underground facilities. Best of all? It's FREE!

If you are new to the One-Call process visit the Montana811 website for more information.

Request a Locate for underground facilities
To request a locate of underground facilities in your excavation (dig) area simply dial 811 or 800-424-5555. Or if you prefer submit a request online.

(If you happen to be digging in Flathead or Lincoln counties call UDIG at 406-755-8344 or 800-551-8344 to get your locates. Or go to: UDIG.org)

Emergency management content on the Butte-Silver Bow website was developed drawing heavily from and updating the excellent resources offered on the Ready Illinois website produced by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and partner organizations.