Alabama 811 celebrates 10th Annual National Safe Digging Month

Alabama 811 celebrates 10th Annual National Safe Digging Month

Unioin Springs Herald

This April marks the tenth annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding Alabama residents to always contact 811 at least two working days before any digging project.

National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and has traditionally earned the support from nearly every state governor across the country.

Alabama‚Äôs Governor Kay Ivey has signed the proclamation noting April as Safe Digging Month in Alabama. Every nine minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811. Striking a single line can cause injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants contacting Alabama 811…(Read the full story)

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