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2014-04-22 08:24:26

JACKSON, Mich., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that a record Michigan winter has finally given way to warmer temperatures, homeowners and contractors are reminded to call MISS DIG at 811 to have underground utilities marked before beginning any digging projects. The Dig Safely partners of MISS DIG System, Inc. are sponsoring a drawing for one lucky Michigan resident to win a 2014 Ford F-150 STX 4x4 truck as an incentive for residents to remember to call 811. Residents of the Great Lakes...

2014-04-01 12:25:58

PSE&G reminds everyone to Dial 811 to Call Before You Dig NEWARK, N.J., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is NJ Underground Damage Prevention Month, and Public Service Electric & Gas Company is reminding customers, contractors and excavators that they must call before digging to avoid hitting underground gas and electric lines. To make it easy to call, 811 has been designated as the national dialing code to have underground lines located and marked....

2014-04-01 12:25:56

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Safe Digging Month and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding residents and businesses to call 811 to have utility-owned lines marked before digging in the garden or at construction sites. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption. A utility line is damaged by digging once every three minutes nationwide, and many of these...

2014-03-31 12:23:30

More Focus on Safe Digging Means Better Success in Damage Prevention NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This April marks the seventh annual National Safe Digging Month and a good reminder to always call 811 -- the free, national call-before-you-dig number -- before any digging project. When calling 811, homeowners and professional contractors are connected to their local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of the intent to dig. Professional...

2014-02-11 16:22:43

Free Call Can Help Prevent Dangerous and Costly Accidents SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reminding customers to make a free call to 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to every digging project, no matter the size of the job. California State law requires all excavation jobs are marked before work begins, including planting a tree or installing a new mailbox. Last year, contractors and homeowners in PG&E's service...

2013-08-09 16:21:00

Every Three Minutes in the United States, an Underground Utility Line is Damaged During a Digging Project SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This August 11, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds residential and business customers to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project. Every three minutes in the United States, an underground utility line is damaged during a digging project. Accidental dig-ins can happen anywhere a buried...

2013-08-09 16:20:56

Company partners with Sunshine 811 on annual safety awareness campaign to promote free utility line marking service JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the height of summer, when outdoor projects are also peaking, Florida Power & Light Company encourages Floridians to call 811 before beginning work that might involve digging. FPL partners with Sunshine 811, the organization that offers the free call service for utility line marking, to heighten awareness about...

2013-08-08 12:22:04

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- August 11 marks National 811 Day and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding residents and business owners to "call 811 before you dig" in the yard or at construction sites. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption while digging. "During the warmer months, many homeowners begin projects which require digging on their property such as...

2013-06-25 08:23:15

Strategically placed signage at ground level and in underground pedestrian tunnels to promote free 811 "call before you dig" phone service starts June 27 WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) today announced plans for a season-long promotion at Kentucky Speedway (KYS) that will remind race fans to always call 811 before they dig to avoid damaging buried utility lines - by attracting their attention to signage that's at ground level and below, in...

2013-04-16 12:21:52

PSE&G reminds everyone to Dial 811 to Call Before You Dig NEWARK, N.J., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- April is NJ Underground Damage Prevention Month, and Public Service Electric & Gas Company is reminding customers, contractors and excavators that they must call before digging to avoid hitting underground gas and electric lines. To make it easy to call, 811 has been designated as the national dialing code to have underground lines located and marked. (Logo:...