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DigAlert® Notifications

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Access valuable information all day, every day. When you need it most DigAlert® has you covered

Using DigAlert® Notifications, our SMS service, brings you closer to the information you need. No hold times, no guess-work.

All you need to get started is a phone with a text-messaging plan.

Text "HELP" to DIGALT (344 - 258) to get started.

Text "HELP" to
(344 - 258)

  • - Ticket Details
  • - Vacuum / ER contacts
  • - APWA Color codes
  • - so much more!


optionsReceive a list of commands that are currently available.
statsReceive DigAlert® stats that include whether we are open, number of calls on hold, and more.
ticket A12345678Receive details for your ticket.
er A12345678Receive emergency contacts for ticket specified.
vacuum A12345678Receive vacuum contacts for ticket specified.
email A12345678 mail@example.comSend a copy of your ticket to the specified email
directGet a link to DigAlert Direct, the fastlane to safe digging!
new ticketReceive a link to DigAlert Direct to create a new ticket online.
renewReceive a link to DigAlert Direct to renew 1 or more tickets online.
appsReceive links for DigAlert®'s mobile apps.
lawGet links to CA Gov code 4216.
color codesReceive APWA color codes.
holidaysReceive upcoming holidays.
websiteReceive a link to our website.
servicesReceive a list of DigAlert®'s active web services
feedback [message]Leave us feedback regarding our apps and services.