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Posted on: April 12, 2017

April is National Safe Digging Month

The greatest risk to underground natural gas pipelines is accidental damage during digging, according to Atmos Energy. Even minor damage, such as a gouge, scrape, dent, or crease in a pipeline or its coating, can cause a leak or failure.

By calling Texas 8-1-1 in advance, property owners and contractors are connected to their state’s one-call center, which notifies all appropriate utilities about the excavation. Professional locators mark all underground utility-owned lines at the digging site with flags or spray paint. Before you begin your next project, make the phone to call to 8-1-1 to have underground utility lines marked.

Additional information about National Safe Digging Month and Texas 8-1-1 is available from the link below, including the promotional messaging campaign from Atmos Energy.

National Safe Digging Month Information
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