Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission Strengthens ‘Call Before You Dig’ Rules

Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission Strengthens ‘Call Before You Dig’ Rules

Carson Now

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada this week approved new regulations related to state “Call Before You Dig” requirements for residential and commercial excavation projects.

Prior regulations required residential and commercial excavators to call 811 prior to digging. 811 is a free service that protects homeowners and contractors from unintentionally hitting underground utility facilities while working on digging projects.

Calling 811 connects the digging homeowner or contractor to USA North, Nevada’s 811 call center. USA North notifies the appropriate utility companies of the homeowner’s or contractor’s intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the requested dig site to mark the approximate locations of underground facilities with flags, paint or both…(Read the full story)

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