August 11th (8/11) is 8-1-1 Day, the time each year that Los Angeles Firefighters remind you about 8-1-1, the toll-free nationwide phone number for notifying utilities before you dig!
Local residents, businesses and professional excavators should call 8-1-1 whenever they plan on digging. Whether a simple lawn sprinkler project - or serious outdoor renovation, a free call to 8-1-1 can help you know what's below.
Drop That Shovel and Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig!
Important utilities, such as electricity, natural gas, water, telephone, cable and internet service that your family depends upon are buried underground. Striking a single line can result in harm to yourself or someone else, costly fines or inconvenient outages.
To avoid an accident, make the toll-free call to 8-1-1 before any digging project.
Your local 8-1-1 center will collect your information and notify utility companies of your intent to dig. A professional locator will then visit the dig site to mark the approximate location of all underground utility lines for free.
Call 8-1-1 before every dig. For more information, visit:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department