April is Safe Digging Month
Any excavation - big or small - requires a call to Alabama 811 to have underground utility lines located. Have "honey do" projects that require digging around the house? Call 811. Large scale projects at a new work site? Call 811.
Once you call 811 and all local utilities will be notified to come mark underground lines in your area. This applies to residential and commercial property. Why is this so important? First, digging into underground utility lines is dangerous and can cause bodily injury or death. Second, any damage to the utility's infrastructure is billed to the person causing the damage - and that can get expensive!
Alabama state law requires that the call be made at least 48 hours before you plan to dig. #NationalSafeDiggingMonth