Today, August 11th is National Dig Day. PECO would like to remind all customers and contractors to call 811 before you dig. Whether you are building a house or planting a row of trees it is very important to call 811 before you start your project. By calling 811, you are connected to PA One Call which will then notify your utility of the dig. The utilities require at least 3 business days notice so they have time to come out and mark their underground facilities.

According to the Common Ground Alliance, every six minutes someone damages an underground utility by digging so be sure to call 811 before digging.

Source: MarketWatch

Author: Alex Gilmore

Alex Gilmore

Alex Gilmore has been a senior writer for for four years. He has a passion for everything energy, especially improvements in the renewable energy industry and how to make energy more affordable for everyone.