Call Before You Dig. 

April is National Safe Digging Month and the RCA’s Consumer Protection and Information Section would like Alaskans to remember the importance of digging with C.A.R.E.

C all 8-1-1 before you dig
A llow required time for marking
R espect and protect the marks
E xcavate carefully

People doing work or projects that require digging into the ground - from those making small holes for lawn and garden projects to contractors digging up pavement - should call 811 to know what’s below the ground before they begin digging. 

Striking an underground utility line can result in significant injuries, damages, or even fatalities, as well as fines and inconvenient service interruptions.  Excavators should always exercise care even when using only hand tools to dig in the proximity of marked facilities.

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Date Issued: 4/6/2022