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Smart digging habits take a safety-first approach

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.

Call Before You Dig

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.

Safe Digging Month: Call 811 Before You Dig

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.

April is National Safe Digging Month

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.

Officials warn that digging on your property could potentially hit underground gas lines

Underground gas lines were hit by people digging on their property 105 times last year in St. Joseph County.

I-Team: Even with markings, finding underground utilities not easy

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — There is no such thing as a Google Maps for what’s underground.

‘Call before you dig’: Simple step helps avoid dangerous utility line damage

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.

Over 40 percent take risks by not calling 811 before digging

In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) announced results from a recent national survey.

5 steps to safe digging

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.

Why calling 811 is so important before starting a digging project | Opinion

DEMO: What can happen if you dig irresponsibly and rupture gas pipeline

Smart digging habits take a safety-first approach

‘Call before you dig’: Simple step helps avoid dangerous utility line damage

National Grid Urges Public To Call 811 Before Digging

In Henderson, Southwest Gas warns about not calling 811

April is ‘Safe Digging Month’

Utilities urge calling 8-1-1 toll-free before digging

Kansas Gas urges calls to 811 as National Safe Digging Month continues

Free Trees Available For Black Hills Energy Customers

Call before you dig this Spring

Projects take hold as National Safe Digging Month continues

April is National Safe Digging Month

Calling before you dig, critical

Call Dig Safely NY before excavation

Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance breakfast stresses line locates

Dirt demonstration recognizes Safe Digging Month

Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance breakfast in Estevan stresses line locates

Dig Safely unveils one-of-a-kind training center in DeWitt

Call 811, keep underground utilities safe

Local agencies urge caution around utility lines when digging

Month of April designated National Safe Digging Month

Firefighters reminding people to call before you dig

Call 811 before digging this spring

Call before you dig: April is National Safe Digging Month

Black Hills Energy Giving Away 1,000 Trees To Arkansas Customers

Commissioners urge digging safety

MIOSHA Launching Trench and Excavation Safety Campaign

April is Dig Safe Month

Michiganders urged to call 811 before starting digging project

Atlantic City Electric Recognizes National Safe Digging Month

New York declares ‘Safe Digging Month’

NJ law requires you call before you dig — even for a flower bed

MPSC: Stay safe, call 811 before starting any digging

Call Before You Dig: It’s The Law In Colorado

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.

Kamloops is digging its safety record

April is Safe Digging Awareness Month and Fortis is getting the word out to the public to call before digging

Kamloops among the safest diggers in the province: FortisBC

FortisBC is applauding Kamloops residents and businesses for doing their part when it comes to safe digging.

Atmos Energy: Call 811 to Protect Underground Utilities in April

(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.

Call 811 to Protect Underground Utilities

LAMAR, Colo. (Apr. 1, 2019) More than 50 percent of Atmos Energy’s hazardous leaks are caused by excavation damage to its natural gas distribution system.

New York declares ‘Safe Digging Month’

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.

Missouri One Call manager explains importance of having utilities marked before digging

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.

MPSC: Stay safe, call 811 before starting any digging

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.

Georgia 811 encouraging safe digging practices to prevent damage and promote public safety

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – April marks Safe Digging Month in Georgia.  The initiative promotes safe digging practices among utility companies, professional excavators, and homeowners.

Can you dig it? Call first to find out

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.

Can you dig it? Kelowna stresses safe digging this month

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.

Georgia reminds you to call 811 before you dig

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.

Call 811 before any digging project

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.

BC One Call urges workers to call before digging

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.

April is National Safe Digging 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.

April is Safe Digging Month

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.

Call 811 to Protect Underground Utilities

Owensboro, KY (Apr. 1, 2019) More than 50 percent of Atmos Energy’s hazardous leaks are caused by excavation damage to its natural gas distribution system.

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.

Safe Digging: How AEM Members Can Do Their Part

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.

Hotline: Call 811 before you dig

April is designated National Safe Digging Month and Diggers Hotline reminds homeowners to call 811 or visit DiggersHotline.com before they dig this season.

Dig Safe Event – Durham Region Flag Raising and Proclamation

Join the Durham Region Flag Raising Proclamation with Regional Chair John Henry on April 2nd at 10:30 am.