When starting a project that requires digging, remember to call 811 before you get started.
The South Carolina STATE LAW requires notice for any excavation or demolition that does not involve a subaqueous facility must be given within three to twelve full working days (“Working Day” means every day, except Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays as defined by South Carolina law) before the proposed commencement date of the excavation or demolition. Notice for any excavation or demolition in the vicinity of a subaqueous facility must be made within ten to twenty full working days before the proposed commencement date of the excavation or demolition. Any utilities that P.U.P.S. (SC811) does not notify, you will be responsible for notifying directly. Also note that your request to perform excavation or demolition shall expire within 15 working days after the date of notice. No excavation or demolition may continue after this fifteen day period unless the person responsible for the excavation or demolition provides a subsequent notice for excavation or demolition.
When demolition of a building is proposed, utility operators shall be given reasonable time to remove or protect their facilities before demolition is commenced. No mechanical means of excavation shall be used within the tolerance zone (24 inches either side of the utility marks). The work within the tolerance zone shall be performed by non-mechanized means such as hand tools.
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