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National dial 811 day calls for dialing before digging

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - August 11th is National Dial 811 day.


The campaign encourages you to call that number before you dig a hole in your yard to find out if there are underground utility lines where you want to dig.

Experts say no matter the size of the project, calling 811 can save you a headache and prevent the loss of utility service in your neighborhood.

“There’s gas line sewer lines, water lines telecommunications lines and the number one priority of 811 and call before you dig is safety,” says Jimmy Norman, with Water, Gas, and Light.

At Water Gas and light, representatives say every year lots of people end up hitting lines while doing home projects.

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