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Kids: Become a Safe Digging Champion

Did you know that there are natural gas pipelines and other utility lines such as water, cable and electric running underground?  Excavation work, including digging or excavating around a home or business is the most common cause of natural gas emergencies.  That is why you must be careful when digging to avoid hitting these lines.  

Before digging around your property, remember to call 811, a state-wide, toll-free number, to have your utility lines professionally marked.  Then, be sure to dig with C.A.R.E.:

  • Call 811 before you dig.
  • Allow the required time for free utility marking.
  • Respect the marks.
  • Excavate carefully.

Check out these fun activities to learn more about safe digging - 811 Activity Book>

For students receiving credit for class participation, click on the link below to take the online Safe Digging Champion Quiz:

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