National 8-1-1 Day is this Sunday

Potomac Edison, a FirstEnergy Company, would like to remind everyone that Sunday, August 11, is National 8-1-1 Day. National 8-1-1 Day was established by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) to remind contractors and homeowners of the importance of calling before digging near underground power lines.

From FirstEnergy Corp’s website:

Call Before You Dig

State laws require that the excavator notify the appropriate State One-Call System three days (minimum) before digging. Trained personnel will locate and mark the underground facilities for you. There is no charge for this service and it limits customer/contractor liability in case the digging does cause damage to the underground utilities.

The following work site information will be needed:

    • County, city or township
    • Street address
    • Intersecting streets or roads
    • Distance and direction from intersection
    • Extent of work (front/rear/both sides)
    • Date excavation will take place
    • Type of work
    • Your name
    • Contact phone number
    • Contractor contact person or other additional information

For more information, visit their website.

Maryland residents can dial 8-1-1 or 800-257-7777 to report digging 3 days prior to intended dig. More information can also be found at Miss Utility.

Thank you to our Bronze Corporate Partner Potomac Edison, for sponsoring MACo Summer Conference and participating in our exhibit hall!

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