CALL BEFORE YOU DIG
Rusk County Electric's underground lines carry enough electricity to seriously injure or even kill anyone who comes in contact with them.
Call Texas 811 at least two days before starting your digging project. This time frame ensures that markings stay visible.
Important: USIC (contractors for RCEC) will only mark lines placed by RCEC. Lines installed privately or by an independent builder are not eligible for marking by RCEC.
IT'S THE LAW
When using mechanical equipment to dig 16 inches or deeper, state law requires that you call Texas 811 at least 48 hours in advance to locate underground electric lines.
Maintaining the proper clearance from a high-voltage electric line is not just a good safety practice, it's the law.* In Texas, any contractor, corporation, or individual not affiliated with the utility must follow these guidelines:
When work must be performed within these clearances, the organization or individual responsible must contact the utility and make arrangements to ensure safe clearances.
Violations of these provisions of the law can result in fines, confinement in jail, or liability to the utility for damages and all liability incurred.
*Chapter 752, Vernon's Health and Safety Code