Call 811 before Attempting Projects that Involve Digging


Many outdoor projects are being planned now that spring is upon us and NIPSCO wants to remind you to call before digging.

April is National Safe Digging Month. Call 811 two business days before starting any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. If 811 isn’t called before a digging project, not only do you subject yourself to injury but you could be fined up to $10,000 or more and the cost to repair damages.

It’s the law.

In 2013, there were approximately 400 cases of system damage cause when no markings were requested across NIPSCO’s service area. Nearly 60 percent of those were the result of contractors. The most common digging projects where damage occurred involved fences, landscaping and water and sewer projects. Planting shrubs and trees and installing decks and pools are also common digging projects.

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