The Diggers Hotline is a one-call notification system implemented in the state of Nebraska as a convenient way for citizens of the state to ensure safety when digging or excavating. Now, instead of many phone calls to different utilities (i.e., gas, electric, or cable t.v.), the digger makes only one call: 1-800-331-5666. In 1995, it became state law that anyone who digs into the ground must call Diggers Hotline two full working days before digging.
By calling 1-800-331-5666, the digger is released from liability for damage caused if they strike any type of underground utility line. After the digger has made their one call, all of the utilities involved will be contacted by Diggers Hotline. The digger is not responsible for any other action besides the one call notification.