Join the American Gas Association This Month in Raising Awareness for Safe Digging Practices
As you prepare to tackle all that yard work that has been waiting for spring to arrive, whether it’s digging drainage trenches or putting in a new tree, you have to ask yourself, can you dig it?
The answer is simple. Smart digging always means calling 811 before each job. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer planning a weekend project or a professional excavator contracted for a home improvement job, one phone call to 811 will get your underground utility lines marked for free.
The 811 hotline is free a service that allows people to obtain information about what may be buried beneath the excavation surface area, including natural gas pipelines, electric power lines and other infrastructure. Homeowners and professionals may not always be aware of the importance of marking utility lines before excavation, but calling before a digging job – even small projects such as planting trees and shrubs – can help prevent undesired consequences.
April is Safe Digging Month and we hope you’ll help us spread the word and remind your friends and neighbors to be smart and Call 811 Before You Dig!