TPAA asks public to pledge to call 8-1-1 before digging

With August 11 almost here, Texas Pipeline Awareness Alliance (TPAA) hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This comes on the heels of a recent report, which determined an underground utility line is damaged during digging projects every three minutes nationwide.

“We want to remind homeowners and professional contractors alike to call 811 before digging to eliminate the risk of striking an underground utility line,” said Keely Lusk, with Atmos Energy, and President of TPAA. “It really is the only way to know which utilities are buried in your area and there is really no excuse to not take advantage of this fast, free and easy service. In fact, in Texas it is the law that you must Call 811.”…read more

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