Public utilities are the owner or operator of underground facilities for furnishing electric, gas, telephone, communications, pipeline, sewage, water, community television antenna, steam, traffic signal, fire signal or similar service, including a municipal or other public owner or operator. A public utility does not include the owner of facilities for utility service solely for such owner's private residence.
Call Before You Dig, Inc. (CBYD) is a state regulated, non-profit organization comprised of all public utilities and municipalities in Connecticut. Public Act No. 87-71 and Section 16-345-3 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies requires all owners and operators of underground utility facilities to register with the Call Before You Dig central clearinghouse.