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PSC Chairman Robert Kenney Reminds Homeowners And Businesses To Call Before You Dig

JEFFERSON CITY---Spring brings building projects that may require digging or excavation work.  Before turning a shovel of dirt, the Missouri Public Service Commission reminds homeowners and businesses to call 811 or 1-800-DIG-RITE so that underground utility lines can be marked.
“Digging activity damages a buried utility line every three minutes in the United States according to Common Ground Alliance,” PSC Chairman Robert Kenney said.  “National Safe Digging Month is a great time to again remind everyone of the need to call before you dig.”
Missouri law requires anyone digging underground to call 811 or 1-800-DIG-RITE three days before excavation begins.  The call will be taken by the Missouri One Call center, which then notifies all relevant utilities in the project area.  Within two working days, the location of all underground lines, pipes and cables will be marked. 
“Help protect yourself, your loved ones and your property by making a call to either 811 or to 1-800-DIG-RITE to reach Missouri’s One Call Center,” Kenney said.  Missouri One Call can also be reached at .

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