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2014-08-08 12:22:38

- Safety program has helped reduce accidental dig-ins to pipelines by 50 percent CLEVELAND, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion East Ohio is using the calendar date August 11, or 8/11, as a natural reminder that Ohio law requires the general public and contractors to call 8-1-1 at least 48 hours prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This will help ensure safe excavation. Promoting the Call 8-1-1 and other pipeline safety messages have helped the...

2014-08-08 08:22:47

This free service can help you avoid accidents and outages caused by digging into underground equipment JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every eight minutes, someone in the U.S. damages an underground utility line - potentially causing injuries, power outages and environmental hazards. More than ninety-nine percent of these accidents can be avoided by calling 8-1-1 to have underground utilities marked. On this August 11 (8/11), and every day, Florida Power & Light Company...

2014-04-02 16:34:40

A Free Service Helps to Keep Communities Safe SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every six minutes in America, an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first making the free call to 8-1-1. Ahead of the 2014 construction season, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds California homeowners and contractors to make a free call to 8-1-1 at least two business days before any digging project. The free service helps get all underground...

2014-03-07 20:20:31

Utility Encourages Right Tree in the Right Place and Calling 811 Before Planting SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As California celebrates Arbor Week from March 7-14, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is urging customers to take steps to safely plant the right trees in the right place. Trees may eventually grow to heights that can interfere with overhead power lines--regardless of their size when planted. That is why it is important to plant the "right tree, in the right...

2011-08-11 12:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks National 811 day and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E) is reminding customers to "call 811 before they dig" prior to starting any digging projects to avoid damaging hidden gas lines and injury. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110106/MM26476LOGO) "During the warmer months, many homeowners begin projects which require digging on their property such as installing a mailbox, putting up a new wall or fence, building a...

2011-08-11 09:07:00

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania One Call System hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, serves as a reminder for residents to dial 8-1-1 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This comes on the heels of a recent report by the Common Ground Alliance, which determined an underground utility line is damaged during digging projects every three minutes nationwide. When dialing 8-1-1 in Pennsylvania, homeowners and contractors are...


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