Dig Safe Articles
Dig Site Notification Procedures – What should I do?
Rochel Ditmore and Shelley New tell us the importance of calling 8-1-1 before doing any kind of digging on your property.
ATMOS Energy and Red River Damage Prevention Council raising awareness to 811 Day with donation to food bank
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — An underground utility line is damaged every six minutes in the United States, meaning that ten times an hour, a potentially dangerous and quite costly incident causes a utility outage for anywhere from one customer to an entire neighborhood, business park or factory.
CARSON CITY — With Aug. 11 almost here, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked.
This Sunday (8/11) is National Safe Digging Day, serving as a reminder to all PG&E customers and contractors to call 811 a minimum of two business days prior to starting any digging project, no matter how large or small.
Kentucky utility regulators say their agency has issued more than 400 citations since assuming the role of enforcing the state’s call-before-you-dig law as it relates to natural gas or hazardous liquid lines.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission took over enforcement of the “call-before-you-dig” statute about a year ago.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky utility regulators say their agency has issued more than 400 citations since assuming the role of enforcing the state’s call-before-you-dig law as it relates to natural gas or hazardous liquid lines.
MURRIETA, Calif. (KGTV) — The contractor involved in Monday’s deadly gas explosion in Murrieta did not call 811 as required by law, according to officials. One SoCalGas worker was killed in the explosion and more than a dozen people were injured.
Kamloops was awarded a very special gift from Fortis BC this afternoon.
Did you know, that as an Indiana resident, you are required by law to contact Indiana 811 before you dig?
Batesville, IN—Did you know, that as an Indiana resident, you are required by law to contact Indiana 811 before you dig?
Although excavation damage is the leading cause of serious pipeline incidents, it is easily preventable with one call!
Do you really need to call Dig Safely New York every time you work in your garden?
With summertime comes many outdoor projects that have taken a backseat during the colder months. As residents begin their summer projects, Columbia Gas is reminding people to call 811 before they start digging.
SURREY, BC, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ – Today, at the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA)’s Annual General Meeting, three companies are being acknowledged for their commitment to safe digging practices
By state law, everyone is required to “Call Before You Dig.” Even if you’re digging a hole to plant a tree.
National Safe Digging Month – Highlights Importance of Calling 811
National Safe Digging Month Highlights Importance of Calling 811
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A conference centered around promoting safe digging practices and damage prevention will in Myrtle Beach for the next three days.
National Safe Digging Month Highlights Importance of Calling 811
NASHVILLE — In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, the Tennessee Public Utility Commission announced results from a recent national survey.
Every day, Wilson employees locate utilities for folks planning to dig. It’s a task they take seriously, especially in light of the April 10 explosion in Durham that claimed two lives and left two-dozen others with injuries.
Rochester Gas and Electric and New York State Electric and Gas are reminding contractors that every excavation project requires a call to Dig Safely New York at 811.
The weather has finally turned warmer and you already see repair and construction crews around metro Detroit getting started on their long list of planned projects.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – It’s a good idea to make sure you don’t dig when you don’t know what’s under the surface.
Northwest Iowa — Since it’s spring, and we can once again dig in the ground, April is National Safe Digging Month – a time to remember to always call 811 before excavating or digging.
As part of its ongoing safety awareness practices for safe digging, Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) is partnering with the Common Ground Alliance to commemorate April as National Safe Digging Month and encourage customers to follow safe digging practices.
Underground gas lines were hit by people digging on their property 105 times last year in St. Joseph County.
DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — There is no such thing as a Google Maps for what’s underground.
A new survey reveals that nearly 40 percent of homeowners who plan to dig in their yard this year do not plan to call 811 before beginning the project, and even more don’t have experience with that process.
In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) announced results from a recent national survey.
Along with college basketball mania and Mother Nature’s first blush of color, this time of year brings another sign that spring is upon us – people start digging everywhere.
DENVER (CBS4)– April is National Safe Digging month. With the focus on digging, there’s a push to remind people about a new law in Colorado.
April is Safe Digging Awareness Month and Fortis is getting the word out to the public to call before digging
FortisBC is applauding Kamloops residents and businesses for doing their part when it comes to safe digging.
(ROCKWALL, TX — April 5, 2019) More than 50 percent of Atmos Energy’s hazardous leaks are caused by excavation damage to its natural gas distribution system.
Thirty-foot-tall shovel brings important public safety message and commemorates National Safe Digging Month
LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — To promote National Safe Digging Month, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) will bring a 30-foot-tall shovel to the Angel Stadium of Anaheim to raise awareness about the importance of contacting 811 at least 72 hours prior to the start of any excavation project.
What this means is that New York State is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize remind excavators and contractors that state law requires them to call one of the state’s toll-free One-Call centers before starting any excavation or digging project. In recognition of this, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proclaimed April 2019 as “Safe Digging Month” in New York.
KIRKSVILLE, Missouri — The month of April is National Safe Digging Month. Spring season is here and many Missouri residents will be fixing their yards and digging to plant new trees or begin new projects.
Every year, underground utility lines in Michigan are damaged during digging activities because someone didn’t check first for the location of buried infrastructure.
Spring Weather Signals Start to Outdoor Projects; Gov. Whitmer Declares April Safe Digging Month in Michigan
JACKSON, Mich., Apr. 03 /CSRwire/ – As leaves and green grass begin sprouting across the state, many Michiganders are planning outdoor digging such as landscaping projects and other home improvements. Dig Safely Month is designed to remind residents and excavators to take safe digging measures with every project, large or small.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – April marks Safe Digging Month in Georgia. The initiative promotes safe digging practices among utility companies, professional excavators, and homeowners.
Ontario One Call is reminding all Ontario residents of the importance of digging safely, no matter how big or small your project may be. April is Dig Safe month and it’s important to call before you dig in order to avoid hitting any underground cables or utility pipes.
April is designated Safe Digging Month in Canada and the U.S. Safe digging is being encouraged by the City of Kelowna in the month of April. Over the past year, natural gas line damages in Kelowna have increased along with other communities in the Okanagan.
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — April has been dubbed Safe Digging Month and NV Energy would like to remind homeowners, “do-it-yourselfers”, gardeners, landscapers, and excavating contractors that projects involving digging with powered equipment or even a shovel require a call to 811 before the digging begins.
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Every year, underground utility lines in Michigan are damaged from homeowners and construction crews who dig in the wrong area.
Dominion Energy reminds contractors, homeowners to call 811 before digging Dig-ins pose greatest threat to natural gas lines
Gastonia Spring is a popular time for construction activity and outdoor projects and many of those involve digging
Know what’s below – Call 811 before digging for landscaping and home improvement projects this spring
(BPT) – With spring having officially begun, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals across the country will roll up their sleeves and reach for their shovels to start projects that require digging this season.
VANCOUVER — BC One Call is urging homeowners and contractors to pick up the phone and give them a ring before digging during Dig Safe Month.
NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — With spring here and the ground ready for digging, Nicor Gas is committed to enhancing the safety of homeowners and excavators as they gear up to start outdoor projects.
Excavators, contractors and homeowners encouraged to call 811 before digging. The New York State Public Service Commission on Monday announced it is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April as Safe Digging Month.
Hotline: Call 811 before you dig
With the changing season comes the opportunity for homeowners to begin outdoor DIY projects. April is designated National Safe Digging Month and Diggers Hotline, located in New Berlin, reminds homeowners to call 811 or visit DiggersHotline.com before they dig this season.
As the calendar turns from March to April, it’s important to think of safety as outdoor projects get under way in many parts of the country.
Join the Durham Region Flag Raising Proclamation with Regional Chair John Henry on April 2nd at 10:30 am.