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Area Utilities Remind Everyone April Is National Safe Digging Month

(Spirit Lake)– The month of April has been designated “National Safe Digging Month”. Brad Henningsen, Damage Prevention Coordinator with Black Hills Energy, says there are several things they want people to be aware of… PlayStop  “The first one is to call or click before you dig, whether you’re a homeowner planting a shrub, putting up a …

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Know what’s below before digging

Every six seconds in America someone risks their life by striking an underground utility line. Pacific Power urges customers to protect themselves and their families and change this statistic with one simple act: dialing 8-1-1 two days before doing any digging. A national survey recently found that 45% …Read More

TTC director, board members honored at 2021 No-Dig Show

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) honored Dr. John Matthews, director of Louisiana Tech’s Trenchless Technology Center and associate professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology at the University, Lynn Osborn, Trenchless Technology Center board member, and James Barbera, former TTC board member, at the 2021 No-Dig Show…Read More

1 dead, 12 missing after 190-foot lift boat capsizes off Louisiana coast

A massive lift boat capsized off the southern coast of Louisiana on Tuesday as severe storms moved through the region, killing one and leaving a dozen on board still missing. SEACOR Marine, the ship’s owner, said there were 19 people — employees and contractors — on board at the time the bad weather hit. Initially, officials said …

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British Columbians grabbing shovels before phones: less than 30 per cent know BC 1 Call is their link to safe digging

VANCOUVER, BC, April 8, 2021 /CNW/ – A province-wide survey commissioned by BC 1 Call in February 2021 found that only three-in-10 respondents (28 per cent) correctly identified that BC 1 Call connects British Columbians with their members—organizations that own underground infrastructure across B.C.—who then send maps and information to help them dig safely. April is Safe Digging …

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PG&E Highlights Safe Digging Month by Reminding People to Call 811 Amid Working from Home

With the arrival of spring, many Californians are thinking of starting projects to make their outdoor spaces more livable, and many of these projects will require digging. To help ensure these projects can proceed safely, and without disruptions to essential utility services that we all depend on to be able to stay connected during the …

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Alliant Energy urges Iowa residents to call 811 before digging

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWQC) – Alliant Energy is urging Iowans to call 811 before digging to avoid having to call 911 due to injury. Warmer weather and thawed ground means that homeowners, contractors and government workers are digging into more outside projects. Many Iowa property owners are likely eager to repair trees, mailboxes, fences, decks …

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