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April is Safe Digging Month

A logo with mountains, text "COLORADO 811," and the slogan "KNOW WHAT'S BELOW. CALL BEFORE YOU DIG."

April is National Safe Digging Month, reminding all Colorado residents to always call 811 at least three business days before any digging project. When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to Colorado 811 which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the approximate locations of underground lines with flags, paint or both. Every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811. Striking a single line can cause injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. Every digging project, no matter how small, warrants a call to 811. Visit for more information about digging safely. 

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