MAYS LANDING, N.J. — April is National Safe Digging Month
and staying away from underground utility lines is as easy as 8-1-1. That is
the underground utility locating service number to call before you put a shovel
into the ground.
Whether you are putting in shrubbery
or installing a fence, deck or mailbox, you should call 8-1-1 before each job
in order to prevent damage to underground electric and gas lines, avoid fines
and repair costs, and keep you, your family and neighbors safe. By law, the
underground utility locating service must be called at least two days in
advance of any work you plan to do.
“The underground utility locating
service is free, and simply calling 8-1-1 will bring someone to your home or
business to mark all underground utilities so you will be able to dig safely,”
said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. “Calling 8-1-1
before digging will help you avoid fines and disgruntled neighbors if a hit
line cuts off electric or gas service. But, more importantly, knowing where
it’s safe to dig will avoid an accident that could result in injury or death.”
Be smart, dig safely and call 8-1-1
before you dig.
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