Homeowners Urged to Delay Digging Projects During COVID-19 Emergency

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The month of April marks National Safe Digging Month, since it traditionally kicks off the season of outdoor improvements. However, utility companies and state officials are urging homeowners to delay spring digging projects during the COVID-19 emergency.

Homeowners and professional contractors are required to call 8-1-1 at least three business days before undertaking home improvement or landscaping projects that require excavation. But the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has asked consumers, businesses, and contractors to delay non-essential home digging projects to help safeguard citizens, protect utility crews, and avoid accidental damage to underground lines that could disrupt utility service during this stressful time.

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