Call 811 Before Digging to Prevent Injuries and Outages

As the weather gets warmer, you’re probably planning outdoor projects and thinking about updating the landscaping. April is National Safe Digging Month for a reason! It’s a great reminder to call 811 before starting any digging project.

Why You Need to Get Underground Utility Lines Marked

Underground utility lines are damaged approximately every six minutes. This can create a potentially dangerous situation leading to injuries and outages, not to mention repair expenses and fines! Calling 811 means someone will mark the area, so you know where it’s safe to dig to avoid striking a line.

Contacting Indiana 811

When planning a digging project, you’ll need to contact Indiana 811 at least two full working days (preferably five-six days) before getting started to allow time for the utility lines to be marked. Whether you’re building a fence or installing a mailbox, underground utility lines are closer than you think.

You can contact 811 by phone or by visiting Indiana811.orgv to submit an online request. Once professional locators visit your dig site to mark the location of utility lines, you may want to consider moving the location of the project if it’s near utility line markings.

If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.