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811 on August 11th

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It's the law -- and following it could save you big bucks...and even your life.

Before you dig, calling 8-1-1 is a must to get your site checked out for buried lines that could possibly be struck.

Today, the North Dakota Common Ground Alliance is making a big push for awareness about calling 8-1-1...and it makes sense being today is the 8-11, August 11th.

Kevin Archer is the chair of North Dakota Common Ground Alliance.

He says while there is certainly penalties if a line is struck, they are more concerned with safety and they want to make sure no matter how small or big a project is, that important call is made.

 (Kevin Archer - ND Common Ground Alliance) "It is a national push for 8-1-1. When you look at the calendar it is a natural reminder that when you do any digging be it small or large, you need to call it in. Anything more than a foot deep." 

Locates after calling 8-1-1 are free for residential requests...and usually are completed in just a few days after the call is made.

 

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