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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 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...

2011-08-11 08:43:00

UNION, N.J., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- So far this year, 16 incidents of damage to Elizabethtown Gas pipelines, costing time and money, could have been prevented if the homeowner or professional contractor dialed 8-1-1 prior to digging. Elizabethtown Gas is reminding everyone today - 8/11 - to dial 8-1-1 before starting any landscaping and outdoor projects that require digging or excavating. The Call-Before-You-Dig hotline reminder promotes National 811 Day, a day set aside to...

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....

2011-08-01 08:01:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe digging is no accident. On Aug. 11, Verizon will join hundreds of companies and organizations in the U.S. that are using that day as a reminder of the importance of safe digging. By calling the nationwide call-before-you-dig number - 811 - anyone who is digging can help prevent the unintentional strike of underground utility lines. The 811 number was established in 2005 by the Federal Communications Commission to provide an easy and free...

2011-05-06 00:00:31

Through extra diligence with their utility designation process, contractor EXARO Technologies Corporation found an unmarked gas main and averted a disastrous gas explosion. Burlingame, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 05, 2011 EXARO Technologies Corporation, a Bay Area general engineering contractor, was recently hired by a contractor to verify utility locations (known in the industry as "to pothole") as field marked by utility owners prior to their drilling. Using their utility designation...