Happy 811 Day!

Today is August 11, which means there is no better day to remind people to call 811 before they dig.

“You get out in your yard and you dig a hole for a mailbox or if you’re putting up a fence and driving posts in the ground, a lot of times, it’s right there on a right-of-way, and there’s some very vital utilities that are running through that area,” MS 811 Operations Manager Fred Johnson said. “It’s a free call, and it’s just as important for a homeowner to call as it is for a professional excavator.”

To find out more about MS 811 and why it is so very important to dial those three numbers before you dig, watch the full interview with Johnson below.