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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 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is committed to safety and is reminding customers to "call 811 before you dig" in the garden or at construction sites. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help customers to avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/MM27708LOGO) Even if customers are doing relatively minor projects such as putting up a new wall or...

2011-08-09 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Aug. 11 (8/11) on the calendar, 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. "Underground lines may go unnoticed for years and pose a hidden safety risk," said Rodney Blevins, vice president for distribution operations. "Even if you don't think there are underground lines in the work area, be safe...

2011-08-05 06:05:00

Carolinas AGC Reminds the Carolinas to Call 811 Before Digging CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On 8/11 and throughout the year, Carolinas AGC urges professional contractors and homeowners to call 811 before digging--a free call that essentially saves time, money, and most of all, lives. "By calling 811 before digging on a project site or in your own backyard, utility owners and operators can accurately locate their facilities to eliminate the risk of striking an...

2011-08-02 06:50:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Ground Alliance (CGA) today announced it has partnered with 3M and Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, to promote the 811 "Call Before You Dig" phone number at the Aug. 7 Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, a race he won in 2010. CGA is the member-driven association dedicated to protecting underground utilities and the people who dig near them. 3M is one of the 1,400 members that comprise CGA....

2011-04-19 08:15:00

NEWARK, N.J., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- April is NJ Underground Damage Prevention Month, and PSE&G 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. Here's important information to consider: Underground gas and electric lines are everywhere, even on individual...

2011-04-12 14:08:00

TULSA, Okla., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The spring season means many homeowners will be involved in excavation activities - tackling do-it-yourself projects like landscaping, fence or deck installations, or planting trees. Whether you are a professional contractor or a weekend warrior, Williams (NYSE: WMB) would like to remind homeowners it is important to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked before digging begins. When calling 811, homeowners are connected to a local...

2011-04-08 09:36:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) is reminding all customers to call 811 before they dig to prevent damage to natural gas and other underground utility lines which could result in unexpected service disruptions and repair costs. "With spring weather upon us, many homeowners are eager to begin lawn and garden projects," said Michael Yount, senior vice president of utility operations for Piedmont. "We're asking customers and any...

2011-04-07 07:15:00

DEBARY, Fla., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation declaring April as Safe Digging Month in Florida. The proclamation reminds Florida's homeowners to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. April marks the start of spring digging season. Sunshine State One Call of Florida, Inc. (SSOCOF) and Gov. Scott encourage homeowners to call 811 two full business days before digging. A utility line is damaged by digging once every three minutes...

2011-03-31 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Before you reach for that shovel to start digging, remember to call 811, the free, national call-before-you-dig number, to ensure your buried utility lines are marked. For the third consecutive year, Verizon is supporting April as National Safe Digging Month to bring attention to the importance of calling 811. Verizon joins the Common Ground Alliance and its 1,400 members across the U.S. to highlight 811, which was established in 2005 by the...


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