You Know About 911 – What About 811
The Apopka Chief
As summer comes to a close, you may have some home improvement projects to wrap up and check off your list. But, whether planting a bed of flowers, building an outdoor deck or installing a new mailbox, you’re likely missing one very important step that is required before doing any work that involves excavation, demolition or construction – calling 811.
Call 811 is a national program that helps property owners locate underground utility lines before beginning any work that could damage those lines.
Every six minutes, an underground utility line in the U.S. is damaged because someone starts a project without calling 811 first. And, studies show that less than half of the population is aware that this call is required. However, homeowners, business owners, and contractors only need to follow a few easy steps to ensure their own safety and that of their community…(Read the full story)