April named Safe Digging Month in the state of Georgia

April named Safe Digging Month in the state of Georgia

Alex Jones & Jose Zozaya | WTVM

Spring is here and many homeowners across Georgia may want to start an outdoor project.

That is why state officials and Georgia’s 811 hotline are asking you to call them before you start digging.

Georgia’s 811 office says it gets nearly 1,000 calls a month, only to report someone already damaged a utility line while starting a project.

That is why Mike Bell, a manager with the 811 team, wants homeowners to call them before they start digging, no matter how big or small their project is.

“Anytime that you’re doing any type of outdoor projects, be it landscaping, gardening, building a deck or pool, anything like that,” said Bell…(Read the full story)

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