Utility companies unite on 8/11 to urge public to call 811 before you dig

Utility companies have mobilized to let the public know that Aug. 11 is National Safe Digging Day, a reminder to call 811 before starting any digging project in order to prevent damage to underground utilities.

Homeowners, contractors and excavators are urged to make a free call to 811 to have underground utility lines marked before digging into the ground for any project – no matter how small. Not knowing where underground utility lines are before digging can result in damage to power, gas, cable, telephone and water and sewer lines, which can ultimately lead to serious injuries, interruptions in service, and expensive repairs…read more

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