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811 Day - Dig Safely NY

Friday, August 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
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The following is announcement from our friends at Dig Safely New York, Inc.:


Good afternoon!


Tuesday, August 11, 2015, is what is known in our industry as 811 Day. Dig Safely New York, Inc. hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. Every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811.


On Tuesday, Dig Safely New York has organized a statewide "No Call" 811 Protest at the following locations to bring awareness for National 811 Day.


  • Capital Region
    9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Joe Bruno Stadium

    80 Vandenburgh Avenue
    Troy, NY 12180
  • Central New York
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)
    National Grid Downtown Syracuse
    300 Erie Blvd W.
    Syracuse, NY 13202
  • Genesee Valley
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Twelve Corners (Brighton)
    Monroe Avenue & Elmwood Avenue intersection
    Rochester, NY 14618
  • Hudson Valley
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Sunbelt Rentals
    77 Rt 59
    Spring Valley, NY 10977
  • Mohawk Valley
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)
    Utica State Office Building

    207 Genesee Street
    Utica, NY 13501
  • Southern Tier
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Oakdale Mall
    Corner of Harry L. Drive and Reynolds Road
    Johnson City, NY 13790


We'd love for you to come out and help us bring awareness to the 811 number and the importance of calling before digging. 

When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected directly to Dig Safely New York, the local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of the caller’s intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the locations of underground utility lines with flags, spray paint, or both. Striking a single line can cause injury or death, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811. Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree and laying a patio are all examples of digging projects that need a call to 811 before starting.


I look forward to hearing from you. Please download our Media Fact Sheet, and visit for more information. Do not hesitate to contact me to set up a time to meet on or before Tuesday, 8/11, or if you have any questions.


Thank you for your time and consideration.


Best wishes,



Aimee M. Milks
Marketing/Public Relations Manager
Dig Safely New York, Inc.
5063 Brittonfield Parkway
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Ph: 315.437.7394 x4010
Cell: 315.415.3900

146 Washington Avenue
Land Surveyors Building
Albany, NY 12210
518-432-4046 -- (f) 518-432-4055

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