August 11th is Safe Digging Day
National Safe Digging Day is August 11, emphasizing the importance of dialing 811 to have underground utility lines marked for free before you dig. "Call Before You Dig" is a law that applies at all times, to homeowners and contractors to have utility lines marked whether you are setting a fence post, building a deck, planting a tree or excavating a basement.
Call 811 before you begin any project. This free service arranges for a professional to mark the location of underground utility lines with flags, spray paint or both. Just call at least two days before you dig.