April is National Safe Digging Month

Did you know that April is National Safe Digging Month?

Whether you're planning to put up a fence, plant a tree, or install a new mailbox, it's important to remember that digging can be dangerous if you don't take the proper precautions. That's why it's so important to call JULIE (811) before you begin any digging project.

JULIE stands for "Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators", and they're a nonprofit organization that works with utility companies and municipalities to help you locate underground utilities before you start digging. When you call 811, JULIE will send out professional locators to mark the location of buried utility lines and other infrastructure on your property. This helps you avoid accidentally digging into a gas line, electrical cable, or water main, which could be dangerous and costly to repair.

Remember: even if you're just doing a small digging project, it's still important to call JULIE first. You never know what might be buried underground, and it's always better to be safe than sorry. Plus, it's the law in many states to call before you dig.

So before you start digging, take a few minutes to call 811 and make sure it's safe to proceed. It's a simple step that could save you a lot of trouble in the long run. Let's make this National Safe Digging Month a safe and successful one!

At i3 Broadband, we take safety and digging seriously. We want you to know that we take every precaution to keep your neighborhood, property, and family safe when we are working in your community. After all, your community is our community and we are happy to be able to deliver the fastest internet speeds available.

To learn more about National Safe Digging Month and calling 811, visit: https://call811.com/NSDM