Safe digging reminder in April

Published 8:38 am Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Every year in April, National Safe Digging Month is an opportunity to spread safety awareness to homeowners, contractors and any professional excavator. 811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number, and it is a free and easy service required by law. 

By making a request online or over the phone by calling 811 a few days before digging, you are helping communities maintain essential utility services, promoting safety, and reducing the likelihood of accidentally digging into buried utility lines. 

In Mississippi, Gov. Tate Reeves declared April as “Safe Digging Month,” with a proclamation that reads, in part, “excavators and homeowners can save time and money keeping our nation safe and connected by making a simple call to 811 in advance of any digging project.” 

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