Working underground can be very dangerous and costly if you don't know what you are doing or where you are going. You could bust open water, gas, and electrical lines. You could easily puncture a buried cable and put a whole street out of telephone usage. So if you plan on digging please call first, save you and your neighbor some trouble.
Missouri law requires anyone who plans to excavate land to contact proper authorities at least two working days in advance of the work, that way they can locate and mark the area. Those who damage such cables can also be held liable for cost of repairs and lost services of other businesses. operations, preparing the budget, and coordinating the work of department heads. For more information, visit the Missouri One Call System website.