April is National Safe Digging Month!

Are you planning a home improvement job such as planting a tree, installing a fence or building a deck? Before you start any digging project, big or small, you need to call 811.

This April marks the fifth annual National Safe Digging Month and we want to remind our customers to call 811 a few days before they start any digging project. Failure to do so may result in injury, repair costs, fines and outages. More than 60,000 underground utilities are struck each year in the United States because of failure to call 811 first.

By calling 811, we are notified of your intent to dig and can send somebody out to mark the locations of your underground lines. Always call a few days before you start to allow time for the request to be processed.

Mike Nappi
Supervisor, Safety Services

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