National 811 Call Before You Dig Awareness Day   

Tags: Natural Gas, Safety

Unless you’re really, really into digging holes, you might not be aware that today is National 811 Call Before You Dig Awareness Day. Take note, today is 08-11, pretty tricky, huh?

The “call before you dig” idea is that if you are planting trees or shrubs, or installing a fence, mailbox post, deck footing, or sprinkler system, one dig with a shovel or backhoe could strike a buried natural gas or electric line. Simply put, that’s bad and dangerous. Every digging project, big or small should begin two days prior with a call to 811, so a professional locator can come out to your property and locate your underground utility lines so you can avoid them when you dig.

Each year more than 250,000 unintentional dig-ins occur. If you don’t want to be a statistic, call 811 two days before you dig.

You can get all the details regarding Avista’s call before you dig practices on our website. Or just call 811, to get the ball rolling.
Posted by  System Account  on  8/11/2009
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