At least two days before you dig in your yard or anywhere else, call 811 (nationwide) or the Alabama Line Location center directly at 1-800-292-8525.
The problem these days is that you don’t really know what you’re going to dig into. It could be a buried, 220-volt electrical utility line. Or even a water, telephone or gas line. In any case, it would be unpleasant and downright dangerous and it could cost you serious money. If you damage a utility line, Alabama state law allows the utility to bill you for that damage.
So call 811 or the Alabama Line Location Center (1-800-292-8525) at least two days before you dig.