Friday, April 1, 2016

Safe Digging Month, You Dig?

April is National Safe Digging Month when many homeowners, residents and contractors dig, excavate, landscape and garden. If there are plans to dig on your property, whether for fence posts, trees, gardening, home addition, etc., always call to get your utility lines located and marked first.

Plan ahead. Call 811, the safe digging hotline, before you dig. MLGW, cable and phone companies will come and mark your utility lines for free. Allow 72 hours (three business days) for your lines to be marked before any digging.

Always check to make sure your contractor has called and had your lines marked before they’re allowed to begin a job that involves digging. Striking unmarked underground gas or electrical lines can be deadly, and they could be at any depth. Call 811 Before You Dig. It’s the law! And it’s smart… For info, visit

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