The springtime projects are starting, and if you’re planning any type of excavation or digging projects, we have some important information from NYSEG and RG&E.

We have been couped up and socially distanced for over a year, so it’s a no brainer that we are in need of some outdoor activity, and for many of us that involves projects around our homes and businesses.

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According to a news release from New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) homeowners and contractors should have underground utilities marked before starting any digging or excavation projects.

April is National Safe Digging Month and both NYSEG and RG&E remind you to contact Dig Safely New York by calling 811 at least two weeks or no more than 10 full working days before the start of any digging or excavation projects.

In the release, Al Langland, VP of Gas Operations at NYSEG and RG&E says “Whether you’re putting in a foundation or building a deck, making this simple call will help keep everyone safe,” Langland also said “Contractors are required by law to call Dig Safely New York before digging, and we strongly encourage do-it-yourselfers to call as well.”

Call 811 or 1-800-962-7962 to be safe and prevent damage or harm, Dig Safely New York is free and available 24 / 7, 365 days a year.

You can also go on line to submit your underground utility marking requests, CLICK HERE

NYSEG and RG&E remind you to have your underground utilities and areas of construction clearly marked before the start of any digging or excavation projects.

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