April 5th, 2018
MAKE A CALL TO 811 PART OF YOUR SPRINGTIME PLANS
Spring is finally here! With the snow melted and the ground ready for planting, eager homeowners like you are gearing up to start those outdoor digging projects. Before you reach for that shovel to start digging, remember to call 811, the national call-before-you-dig number, to ensure that your buried utility lines are marked.
National Safe Digging Month was designated to remind everyone that our land is made up of a complex underground infrastructure of pipelines, wires and cables.
A call must be placed to 811 before every digging project, from simple landscaping projects like planting trees or shrubs, to building a deck or installing a rural mailbox. Every nine minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811. Don’t become part of the statistic – make sure to call 811!
Here’s how it works: