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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...

2013-08-08 16:22:02

-- Safety program has helped reduce accidental dig-ins to pipelines by 30 percent CLEVELAND, Aug. 8, 2013 /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...

2013-04-01 08:21:26

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. (West Mifflin, PA) and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) remind homeowners and excavators to dial 8-1-1 while planning an excavation project to avoid underground utilities and potential injury. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can cause serious injuries, service disruptions and repair costs if a line is damaged. The PA Governor's Office, the PA State...

2012-08-10 02:21:23

Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. encourages residents to dial 8-1-1 three business days before digging to Know What's Below. WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. 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 that if you dial...

2012-04-02 10:21:23

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) remind homeowners and excavators to dial 8-1-1 while planning an excavation project to avoid underground utilities and potential injury. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can cause serious injuries, service disruptions and repair costs if a line is damaged. The PA Governor's Office, the PA State Senate and the PA...

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...

2011-05-03 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding customers to "call 811 before they dig" to avoid damaging buried natural gas lines when doing projects in their yard, such as installing a new wall or fence, planting or re-working landscaping, putting in a swimming pool, or other yard renovations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110503/LA93312-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110503/LA93312-b) (Logo:...

2011-04-11 16:09:00

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) remind homeowners to dial 8-1-1 before starting an excavation project to avoid underground utilities and potential injury. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can cause serious injuries, service disruptions and repair costs if a line is damaged. The PA Governor's Office, the PA State Senate and the PA House of Representatives...