Every April Colonial joins with underground utilities across the nation to
commemorate National Safe Digging Month. National Safe Digging
Month was established six years ago as a way to remind everyone about the
dangers of digging without knowing what utilities are buried underground.
Why? Because every eight minutes in the United States an underground utility
line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811. This
is a safety risk that can easily be remedied by calling 811 before you dig, no
matter how large or small the project. Installing a mailbox, building a deck and
planting a tree or garden are all examples of digging projects that should only
begin after a call to 811.
The free call connects you with your local One Call Center, which notifies the
appropriate utility companies of your intent to dig. Professional locators come
to your dig site and mark the location of any underground lines. Once you know
whatís below, digging can begin safely.
Colonial Pipeline supports safe digging year round, but especially this month.
Show your support for safe digging by visiting www.the811promise.com and
promising to call 811 before you dig. Itís a promise that can save lives.