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TAG: marking utilities

Step by Step: How to properly mark utilities before digging

August 23, 2018By
Hands dialing 811 (illustration: David Preiss)

Data shows that an underground utility line is damaged once every six minutes nationwide because someone decides to dig without first calling 811, the number for contractors and homeowners to call before digging to prevent unintentional contact with these lines. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer... read more