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Your Yard Needs Work? First, Call 8-1-1

811  Safety  Pipeline  standards 

Sam Winstel

Sam Winstel
Posted August 9, 2019

Do you know what’s below? If not, dial before you dig.

This Sunday, August 11th is National 8-1-1 Day, a date promoting the awareness of buried pipelines and utilities as you break ground on projects around your home. Careful consideration – and one quick call – can go a long way toward keeping you and your property safe.

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Safe Digging Month: Call 8-1-1 First

811  safety regulations  infrastructure 

Kate Wallace

Kate Lowery
Posted April 15, 2019

Every 6 minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone dug without first calling 811 – the number you can call for free, from anywhere in the country, to verify that it’s safe to dig.  

 The goal is to keep everyone safe by ensuring that there are no below-ground utility lines that could be unintentionally damaged.

April is Safe Digging Month, an annual campaign to remind homeowners and contractors to call 811 before starting a home project that involves digging.


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Know What’s Below – Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig

811  safety standards 

Jessica  Lutz

Jessica Lutz
Posted August 3, 2018

Did you know that we’re a week away from National 8-1-1 Day? It might not sound as exciting as National Donut Day, or the recent National Emoji Day (really!), but it might just save you from a huge hassle and keep you safe the next time you plant trees or shrubs.  

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The ‘811 Promise’ – Call Before You Dig

pipelines  common ground alliance  811 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 8, 2012

The Common Ground Alliance is about digging safety – getting folks to call 811 before they did to prevent accidents with buried utilities, including gas lines.

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Call 811 Before You Dig

811  energy iq  natural gas  natural gas pipelines  pipelines  gas lines 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 4, 2011

This past winter was very hard on my garden. A large number of flowering plants were killed by abnormally low temperatures, and ice damaged the few plants that survived.

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Call 811 for Safety

811  energy  energy iq  gas lines  natural gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 11, 2010

Several years ago my husband was planting a bush in our lawn when the shovel struck something hard. Assuming he'd hit a rock, he gave the shovel a mighty push. Immediately, he heard the telltale hiss of natural gas as he severed a tiny pipe that fed fuel to the lantern by the driveway.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 95 - Pipelines: Safely Supplying Energy

colonial pipeline  domestic energy  gasoline  gulf coast  common ground alliance  katrina  811 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 1, 2009

In this episode, I interview Tim Felt, CEO of Colonial Pipeline Company, on the safety and reliability of the U.S. pipeline network and his company's impressive safety record.

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