April is ‘Safe Digging Month’ in Kansas

April is ‘Safe Digging Month’ in Kansas

High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., recently issued a proclamation declaring the month of April as “Safe Digging Month” in Kansas. The proclamation, in concurrence with National Safe Digging Month, reminds Kansans to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects.

The Kansas Corporation Commission, Kansas One-Call, the Kansas Pipeline Association, the Common Ground Alliance and Gov. Colyer are encouraging excavators and homeowners to call 811 before they begin digging projects to prevent injuries, property damage and inconvenient outages. A utility line is damaged by digging once every six minutes nationwide and one-third of those incidents are caused by failure of the professional excavator or homeowner to call 811 before digging…(Read the full story)

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