For Immediate Release
is National Safe Digging Month and staying away from underground utility lines
is as easy as 8-1-1. That is the underground utility locating service number to
call before you put a shovel into the ground.
you are putting in shrubbery or installing a fence, deck or mailbox, you should
call 8-1-1 before each job in order to prevent damage to underground electric
and gas lines, avoid fines and repair costs, and keep you, your family and
neighbors safe. By law, the underground utility locating service must be called
at least two days in advance of any work you plan to do.
underground utility locating service is free, and simply calling 8-1-1 will
bring someone to your home or business to mark all underground utilities so you
will be able to dig safely," said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region
president. "Calling 8-1-1 before digging will help you avoid fines and
disgruntled neighbors if a hit line cuts off electric or gas service. But, more
importantly, knowing where it's safe to dig will avoid an accident that could
result in injury or death."
smart, dig safely and call 8-1-1 before you dig.
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