National Safe Digging Month

April is National Safe Digging Month

April is recognized by Congress and most Governors across the U.S. as National Safe Digging Month (NSDM).

Because it's the time of year when temperatures increase in many parts of the country and spring digging projects begin, April is an important time to remember how important it is to contact 811 at least a few days before putting a shovel in the ground.

To join us this NSDM in reminding your neighbors and others to have buried utilities marked before digging, click download below to access the graphics below and sample social media messages.

Know what's below, 811 before you dig!




Do You Dig Racing?

Several 811 Centers, utility owners, locating partners, and PHMSA have partnered to build awareness during this year’s National Safe Digging Month as the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Before You Dig 250 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1. Download supporting social media graphics in the Xfinity Series toolkit.


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Make your request online, see the specific waiting period in your area or learn more about safe digging in your state.

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