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Safe Gardening with VA811

Sponsored By: Virginia 811

Ashley had decided to plant a garden to take full advantage of the beautiful summer sun, and grow her own veggies. But of course -safety first!  Before digging, she made sure to call Virginia 811.

Nikki Turpin, from Virginia 811, joined her in her back yard to explain to her why it is so important to know where utility lines are before you start digging.

Did you know that not only can it be very dangerous to dig into a utility line BUT aside from that, you would be liable for any damage repairs?

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That’s some serious cash! And imagine how your neighbors would react if you cut out the power to the block!

A few minutes online to create a ticket is all it takes. After about 3 working days, a technician will come out and identify any utility lines, and save you from any unexpected digging mishaps!

If you are hiring a contractor to do the digging for you, they will typically handle this, but it is always good to ask them to be sure.

The facilities are color coded in the following manner:

When you begin digging, make sure to allow a reasonable distance from either side of the markings.

Don’t let your backyard turn into a backyard disaster! Be sure to give Virginia 811 a call before you dig!

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