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2011-08-12 09:24:00

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Kent County Big Brothers Big Sisters enjoyed a West Michigan Whitecaps ballgame on August 11 as guests of MISS DIG and local utility companies Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, SEMCO and Wolverine Pipe Line Company. August 11 is 8/11 on the calendar, a natural reminder for people to call 811 before digging. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110812/DE51554 ) Fifty Big Brothers Big Sisters and their little partners...

2011-08-11 10:11:00

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- August 11th and August 2011 (8/11) serve as natural reminders for homeowners and professional contractors in Illinois to simply call JULIE, Inc. (JULIE) at 8-1-1 prior to any type of digging project to avoid personal injury and repair costs and to keep communities free of utility damage and inconvenient outages. This is a free call and service. A recent report released by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) indicated an underground utility line is...

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 09:07:00

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania One Call System 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 an underground utility line is damaged during digging projects every three minutes nationwide. When dialing 8-1-1 in Pennsylvania, homeowners and contractors are...

2011-08-11 08:48:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- So far this year, about 45 damages to Virginia Natural Gas pipelines were caused by digging that could have been prevented if a homeowner or professional contractor dialed 8-1-1 two days prior to digging to have buried utilities' facilities marked. Today - 8/11 - Virginia Natural Gas is reminding everyone to Call Miss Utility of Virginia at 8-1-1 before they begin any excavation project to request facilities marked. The...


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