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On 8/11 and Beyond, Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig

811  safety regulations 

Robin Rorick

Robin Rorick
Posted August 11, 2021

On Aug. 11 – National 811 Day – API is reminding Americans to call 8-1-1 before they dig.

The federally mandated call-before-you-dig number is available to Americans in every state. Expert-level professional contractors and DIY homeowners alike should use it to learn where utilities are located before breaking ground on home improvement or other construction projects.

The natural gas and oil industry is committed to improving the safety and security of America’s extensive infrastructure network. By promoting consensus-based standards, performance reporting guidelines and public awareness campaigns, we can accelerate progress toward a zero-incident future together.

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