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This 811 Day, remember to call before you dig

For this year’s 811 Day, which is recognized on Aug. 11, South Jersey Gas reminds everyone in the community to call 811 at least three full business days before digging — whether it’s installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree or laying a patio. For every digging project, no matter how large or small, there is a danger of striking a utility line. Striking just a single line can result in injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages for you and your neighbors.

The call to 811 is free and required by law.

Ever since the Common Ground Alliance started the 811 program 10 years ago, it has taught residents and contractors the importance of knowing what’s below before putting a shovel into the ground.

When calling 811, homeowners are connected to New Jersey One Call, the state center that notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the proposed digging site to mark the approximate locations of underground lines with flags or spray paint.  Homeowners can then use these marks as a guide for safe digging.

Visit www.call811.com or southjerseygas.com/digsafe for more information about 811 and safe digging practices.

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South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 381,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. Visit www.southjerseygas.com to learn more about South Jersey Gas and its programs.

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