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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:...

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...

2013-04-01 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...

2013-04-01 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...

2012-11-08 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...

2012-08-10 02:21:30

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The date August 11, also signified by 8-11, serves as a natural reminder to call 811 to have utilities marked before starting any digging projects. This free call and free service can help homeowners and professionals avoid the tragedy and serious damage associated with puncturing underground utilities. Safe Electricity is working with electrical accident survivor Tom Dickey, an excavator who wants to help keep others from taking chances with...

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...

2012-08-09 02:23:51

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The approach of Aug. 11 (8/11) serves as a reminder for Dominion Virginia Power customers to call Miss Utility at 811 before digging on their property to avoid injuries and service disruptions from damage to underground utility lines. Projects include planting shrubs, trees and gardens; building patios; installing fencing, and removing tree stumps and old structures. "Even if you don't think there are underground lines in your work area, be safe...