August 11 (8/11) is Safe Digging Day
Georgia law mandates that, before beginning any mechanized digging or excavation work, you must contact Georgia 811.
August 12, 2020
City of Covington Mayor Steve Horton signed a proclamation denoting August 11, 2020 as City of Covington 811 Day. To read the proclamation, click here.
If you begin any mechanized digging or excavation work, you must contact Georgia 811 by using eRequest on www.Georgia811.com or by calling 811 or 1-800-282-7411 at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days in advance to have utility lines marked.
Georgia 811 is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preventing damage to Georgia’s underground utilities and promoting public safety. We function as a communication system, connecting our member utility companies with professional excavators and homeowners who are planning mechanized digging activity such as excavation, tunneling, grading, boring and demolition.
Although it is not required by Georgia law to notify the Georgia 811 if a smaller, non-mechanized digging project is planned, we encourage residents to do so to ensure their personal safety and the safety of those around them. These projects can include installing a fence, deck, swing set or mail box; planting trees or landscaping.
This notification system provides Georgia 811 members an opportunity to locate and identify any underground facilities they may have in an area where digging is planned.
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