Digging? Don’t Forget to Call 811 First
Each year, PMT encounters damage done by contractors, residential, and business customers who are digging for a variety of reasons. From setting a post for a mailbox that was knocked over by a snow plow, to placing sprinkler systems, to adding on or building a new home, buried utilities can be encountered just about anywhere. To minimize damage to our fiber, telephone, and cable TV facilities, we would like to remind our customers to call Dig Line at least two business days before you plan to start digging.
A call to 811 or 1-800-342-1585 will save you time, as most of the utility companies in our area are associated with Dig Line. One call notifies all participating utilities in your area, and Dig Line will provide you a list of each company that should respond to your request. The call is free, as is the locating service they provide. It couldn’t be easier!
Remember, state law requires a call to Dig Line, so it is for your protection as well as ours. If cables are cut and there was no call to Dig Line, you may be held responsible for triple the cost of relocating or repairing the damages, as well as the possibility of a civil fine of up to $10,000 for repeat offenders.
Please, take the free and easy route and make a call to 811 or submit a request online. Remember, “One Call Does it All”!