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Stay Safe, Call 811 Before You Dig

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted April 1, 2014

To help mark National Safe Digging Month – designed to encourage professional excavators and homeowners alike to dial 811 before digging – we thought we’d highlight some of the FAQs from the Call811.com website.

First, a reminder that 811, the “call before you dig” service, was created to help protect everyone from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines during digging projects. Every digging job requires a call – even small ones like planting trees or shrubs. Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days before digging, and you’ll be connected with someone who will take down details about the job or project. In a few days a locator will come at no charge to mark the approximate location of underground lines, pipes and cables.

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The ‘811 Promise’ – Call Before You Dig

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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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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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