PUC Recognizes National “811 Day”
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is highlighting the importance of safe digging awareness and education in conjunction with the celebration of “National 811 Day” on August 11, or 8/11.
Today’s date can serve as a natural reminder for Pennsylvania residents and contractors to contact PA One Call by calling 8-1-1 to have underground utility lines marked before any digging project. According to the PUC, more than 25% of all utility line hit accidents across the country involve a lack of notifying 811.
Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree, and laying a patio are just some examples of digging projects that require an 811 request at least three days before breaking ground. Visit www.paonecall.org for more information and safe digging practices.