UGI to Customers, Contractors: Call This Number Before Digging

UGI to Customers, Contractors: Call This Number Before Digging

The Morning Call

Planning to hire someone to dig for a major landscaping project around your home, or are you planning to install a mailbox?

Call 811 first.

Natural gas utility UGI said Friday that a recent spate of leaks caused by excavators who have struck the company’s gas lines has prompted a reminder for customers and contractors to dial that number ahead of any project that requires excavating.

UGI spokesman Joseph Swope said the company has dealt with about 70 strikes to lines in the last five weeks across its service territory. Two incidents occurred last month in the Lehigh Valley, he said, and about 10 strikes have happened since the beginning of the year in which damage occurred and no call was placed to 811…(Read the full story)

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