Call 811 before you dig. It’s free, it’s safe, and it’s the law.
An underground utility line is damaged every six minutes in the United States, meaning that ten times an hour, a potentially dangerous and quite costly incident causes a utility outage for anywhere from one customer to an entire neighborhood, business park or factory.
Don’t be a statistic. National Safe Digging Day (811 Day) is Aug. 11, serving as an important reminder that everyone, whether a homeowner with a shovel or a professional excavator with an earthmover, must Call Before You Dig.
To celebrate safe digging, Nebraska 811, in partnership with Black Hills Energy, Tall Grass Energy Partners, and Nebraska Public Power District with be hosting an 811 extravaganza. Free lunch will be served along with games and demonstrations from the 811 cowboy. The event will be held at Black Hills Energy located at 610 Central Ave. in Kearney from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Visit www.blackhillsenergy.com for more information about 811, safe digging practices, how to save money by saving energy and other energy-related services and information. Don’t make a judgment call, make a phone call. Know what’s below. Every time you plan to dig, call 811 two to five working days before you begin. It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s the law.
Black Hills Energy is a community partner to nearly 300 Nebraska communities providing energy to approximately 300,000 customers across Nebraska.