order to address the issue of underground damage prevention, the Common Ground
Alliance and its stakeholders have designated April 2010 as National Safe
Digging Month. In support of this, the month of April will be dedicated to
increasing awareness of safe digging practices across the country and to
celebrate the three-year anniversary of 811, the national call-before-you-dig
Throughout the busy digging month of April, the CGA and its members are encouraging homeowners and contractors to call 811 before they dig to prevent injuries, property damage and inconvenient outages.
National Safe Digging Month can be easily promoted by:
- Calling 811 before beginning any outdoor digging project, large or small.
- Reminding neighbors who are planning any digging projects to call 811 before they break ground.
- Posting the “We Support Safe Digging Month” button (http://www.call811.com/campaign-materials/safe-digging-month.aspx) on company websites, personal blogs or e-newsletters.
- Encouraging your organization or company to sign a “Safe Digging Month Proclamation.”
Know What’s Below. Call Before You Dig!