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2013-04-02 12:25:10

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 /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 incidents...

2013-04-02 08:20:48

- Avoid injury, property damage caused by digging into underground utilities RICHMOND, Va., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As April brings warm weather and outdoor chores, Dominion Virginia Power reminds Virginians to call Miss Utility at 811 before digging on their property to avoid injuries and service disruptions from damage to underground utility lines. "Play it safe and let Miss Utility check for underground lines before you start digging on your property," said Rodney...

2013-04-02 08:20:40

No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion to feature the 811 logo during seven races in 2013 HOUSTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell and the Common Ground Alliance have teamed up for a fifth consecutive season to raise awareness for 811, the national "Call Before You Dig" hotline. Shell will leverage its sponsorship with Penske Racing around seven races this season in a continued effort to protect America's underground infrastructure. As in previous years, the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil...

2013-04-01 16:21:02

Calling 811 Helps Prevent Damages, Injuries and Unnecessary Repairs NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This month Verizon marks the sixth annual National Safe Digging Month, which serves as a timely reminder to always call 811 before beginning any digging project. "April Safe Digging Month is a great reminder of the importance of calling 811," said Diane McCarthy, Verizon's senior vice president of service delivery and assurance. "This one call for any digging...

2013-04-01 08:21:28

In observance of National Safe Digging Month, The CGA offers tips to avoid serious injuries, service disruptions, and repair costs WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced results from a recent survey that found 48 percent of American homeowners who plan to dig this year for projects that include landscaping, installing...

2013-03-06 20:20:54

Utility Reminds Customers to Call 811 before Planting Trees to Avoid Contact with Underground Electric and Gas Lines SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of California Arbor Day on March 7, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds customers to plant the "right tree, in the right place." Even trees that are small when planted may grow to heights that can interfere with overhead distribution power lines and planting any type of tree near larger,...

2012-11-08 12:24:04

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the weather cools down and natural gas usage increases, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) 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...

2012-09-19 02:23:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, today announced findings from its comprehensive 2011 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report. The report, which is the sum of all 2011 data submitted anonymously and voluntarily by damage prevention stakeholders, confirmed the importance of making a free call to 811 to reach a local one call...

2012-08-16 10:22:10

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is experiencing a significant increase in damages to its underground natural gas and electric lines and is encouraging weekend building and landscaping warriors to increase their diligence to working safely. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120816/DE58890 ) "We're asking homeowners to become safe digging partners, making sure to call MISS DIG at 811 at least three days before digging so underground utilities like...

2012-08-10 10:20:36

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the height of summer, when outdoor projects are also at a peak, Florida Power & Light Company encourages businesses and individuals throughout Florida to make use of the free 811 service whenever they plan any outdoor work that might involve digging. Whether it's a major construction project or a small one like installing a mailbox or planting a tree, one easy call to 811 starts the process of getting the location of underground utility...