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2014-10-14 08:24:47

One phone call reduces likelihood of incidents to less than one percent WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /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 2013 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report. The report, which is the sum of all 2013 data submitted anonymously and voluntarily by facility operators, utility locate companies,...

2014-09-30 08:23:41

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy reminds contractors and do-it-yourselfers working on last-minute projects before the snow flies to call MISS DIG at 811 at least three working days before beginning any digging project. "Dialing those three digits is easy and it's proven to reduce potentially dangerous damages to underground utilities," said Mary Palkovich, vice president of energy delivery for Consumers Energy. "The safety of customers, employees and the public...

2014-08-11 12:22:28

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's distraction-filled world, a good reminder is necessary for the important tasks - especially those that can cause injury or incur repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. Today is Aug. 11, known as 8-11 Day, which is a reminder of the importance of calling 811 -- the nationwide call-before-you-dig number -- to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project. Every digging project, no matter how large or...

2014-08-11 12:22:26

One free call before a digging project can prevent injuries, property damage and service disruption HOUSTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's date of 8/11 is a natural reminder for everyone to call the national "Call Before You Dig" number, 811 prior to any digging project. One free call to 811 before digging can prevent injuries, property damage, service disruption and possibly costly fines for damaged infrastructure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020930/CNPLOGO...

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...

2014-05-01 12:24:37

California Chrome enters Churchill Downs seeking to extend four-race winning streak WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced that four of its member organizations - USA North 811, along with partners Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DigAlert), Dig Safely New York and Kentucky 811 - have partnered to sponsor jockey...

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...

2014-04-16 08:24:58

-- Call 8-1-1 before digging into those springtime projects RICHMOND, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has finally arrived, and with it come the opportunities and challenges of working outdoors. Before hauling the ladder out of the garage to clean the gutters or picking out pavers for that new patio, Dominion Virginia Power urges customers to stop and think before beginning those springtime projects. Avoiding underground electrical lines may seem simple enough, but not...

2014-04-02 08:24:28

Fans can "Fly Away to Phoenix" to see the 811 logo on No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion in person HOUSTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yet again, Shell and the Common Ground Alliance will work to raise awareness for 811, the national "Call Before You Dig" hotline at several races this year. The No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion car will sport the 811 logo at all three races during National Safe Digging Month in April, as well as races in Bristol, TN on August 23 and Phoenix on...

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....


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