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April is National Safe Digging Month

April 4, 2024 – Every year in April, National Safe Digging Month is an opportunity to remind homeowners, contractors, and any professional excavator to keep communities safe by calling 811 before any digging project.

Did you know that the most common cause of outside natural gas leaks is digging or construction that disturbs natural gas pipelines? Pipelines carry natural gas around the clock to more than 76 million homes and businesses in the United States, yet we seldom notice these energy superhighways because they are underground.

Stay Safe.
Please take a few precautionary measures when planning any digging project this spring:

Plan ahead. If work is scheduled for an upcoming weekend, make a free 811 request on Monday
or Tuesday – providing ample time for the approximate location of lines to be marked.

Confirm that all lines have been marked.

Consider moving the location of your project if it is near utility line markings.

If a contractor has been hired, confirm that the contractor has contacted 811.

Don’t allow work to begin if the lines are not marked.

Please visit 811 for complete information.

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Author: Matt Janson

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