State, utilities foster safe digging

By Ray Scherer, News-Press Now

April 6, 2017

“The advent of spring weather brings afresh the concerns for extra care around Northwest Missouri’s outdoor digging sites. Officials have designated April as National Safe Digging Month, a time when the Missouri One Call System is especially emphasized.

The state’s free network operates 24/7, and requires those about to start any excavation or other digging around homes or businesses to give proper notice beforehand. The Missouri Public Service Commission is among entities providing reminders to call 811 or 800-DIG-RITE (800-344-7483) so underground utility lines may be marked…”

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