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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Call 811 before you dig

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The Athens Gas Department reminds contractors and homeowners they need to call 811 before they dig.

An underground utility line is damaged once every six minutes nationwide because someone decided to dig without first calling 811, according to data collected by Common Ground Alliance. The CGA, the association dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, collects information from utility owners throughout the United States to measure the scope of damages nationwide.  

Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines, which can lead to service disruptions, serious injuries and costly repairs. 

For more information about calling 811 in Alabama, go online here.

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