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2010-04-01 07:20:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the international 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 more than half (57 percent) of Americans who plan to dig on their property this year do not plan to notify their local call-before-you-dig center by dialing 811. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can...

2010-03-25 08:11:00

JOLIET, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring marks the arrival of the digging season and JULIE, Inc. (JULIE) plays a vital role in protecting communities in Illinois. The free service is intended to keep homeowners and contractors safe from personal injury and communities free of utility damage and inconvenient outages. To ensure that underground utility lines in the work area are marked, simply call 8-1-1 or visit illinois1call.com to submit a locate request to JULIE at least two...

2010-03-18 10:16:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the nation's leading organization focused on protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced it has collaborated with CGA member 3M and Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, to promote National Safe Digging Month this April. Biffle, well-known in the racing community for building his own house and doing other projects that involve digging, will promote...

2010-03-03 11:30:00

SAN DIEGO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the nation's leading organization focused on protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, awarded Shell Pipeline Company LP the prestigious "President's Award" during their annual meeting. The first annual President's Award is presented to an individual, company or association who has demonstrated leadership and innovation in underground damage prevention. "Shell Pipeline Company...

2010-01-07 09:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day municipal workers, homeowners and professional excavators across the country dig and unknowingly face the risk of hitting an underground line, which can cause immediate injury to all those nearby, harm the environment and potentially knock out power, gas or other services to an entire neighborhood. A recent study conducted by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) revealed that people who fail to mark lines before digging cause approximately 40...

2009-08-06 14:25:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With Aug. 11 approaching, Dominion East Ohio hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for customers to call 811 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. Failure to call before digging results in more than 250,000 unintentional hits annually throughout the United States. When calling 811, homeowners are connected to the Ohio Utility Protection Service (OUPS), the local one-call center,...

2009-05-06 14:39:00

PSE&G reminds everyone to Dial 811 to Call Before You Dig NEWARK, N.J., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- May 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...

2009-05-06 14:38:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Michiganders initiate digging projects each spring. Across the state, thousands strike underground utility lines unintentionally by failing to call 811 before breaking ground. It is important to remember to call 811 at least three business days ahead of time to have underground utility lines marked before digging begins. With one call to 811, Michigan's one-call center MISS DIG System, Inc., will contact utility companies to mark your lines free...

2009-05-04 08:48:00

DETROIT, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As the tree planting and landscaping season gets under way, DTE Energy subsidiary Detroit Edison is encouraging customers to plant trees that will not grow into and interfere with power lines and underground transformers. Planting the right trees or shrubs in the right spot may prevent the need for trimming or possible removal in the future. Planting in the proper location also may help reduce the possibility of storm-related power outages. "Detroit Edison...

2009-05-04 08:11:00

JULIE, Inc. Marks 35 Years of Damage Prevention JOLIET, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As JULIE, Inc. marks 35 years of damage prevention this month, the Illinois One-Call System's safety and education initiative raises awareness about the importance of contacting the not-for-profit organization before starting any type of digging projects. Homeowners can reach JULIE anytime by 1) calling 811 or 2) going online at www.illinois1call.com and entering their own locate requests. "The primary...