April 15, 2024

April is National Safe Digging Month

iFiber reminds everyone that April is National Safe Digging Month. April typically brings a large amount of outdoor work which includes digging. Many homeowners aren’t aware they have to call JULIE (811) before they dig, whether it’s a small project or a large home improvement project like putting in a fence, planting a tree or building a deck. Knowing where the power, communication, utility and water lines are before you dig will save a lot of time, money and pain later. About every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without calling 811. The risk of injury or even death is serious.  Beyond the risks of death or injury, there is inconvenience, and costs of repair and fines. National Safe Digging Month is a way to remind us all to call 811 before starting any digging project. For more information on JULIE and the “Call JULIE Before you Dig” campaign, please visit  https://www.illinois1call.com/members-as-ambassadors/

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