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April Brings National Safe Digging Month

East Syracuse, NY: The month of April is upon us, which means it’s time for National Safe Digging Month.

Since more and more people are at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, essential services are more vital than ever before. Being home means that we are more reliant than ever on having our electricity, gas, telecom and water services on and working. That’s why month’s like National Safe Digging Month are so crucial, especially now. Homeowners are taking fresh air breaks by working outside and maybe doing some yard work. If their project entails any type of digging, we want to remind them to contact Dig Safely New York at 811 prior to commencing their project.

Here are some easy steps to follow:

1. NOTIFY: Call 811 or enter your request online.

2. WAIT: At least two days for utilities to respond.

3. CONFIRM: Check all utilities have responded.

4. RESPECT: Adhere to utility marks and flags.

5. DIG WITH CAUTION: Dig carefully around buried utilities.

Dig Safely New York is operating as it qualifies as an essential business under the executive order, which is defined as “vendors of essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses.”

Getting utility lines located is free. Just Dial 811 or go online and submit your locate request, wait the required time (2 full working days), and dig with extreme care and caution.


For more on digging safely, visit


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