Call 811 Prior to Digging


Knox City Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston reminded those in attendance in Tuesday’s city council meeting to call before you dig if you’re planning outdoor projects.

Call 811 two business days before starting any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. If you don’t call 811 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.

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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