Brownback Declares April As Safe Digging Month

By: 13 News Staff
By: 13 News Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansans are reminded to call 811 before digging outdoors.

Governor Sam Brownback has declared the month of April as "Safe Digging Month."

Along with the Kansas Corporation Commission, Kansas One-Call, the Kansas Pipeline Association and the Common Ground Alliance, Governor Brownback is encouraging anyone to call 811 before they dig to prevent injuries, property damage and inconvenient outages.

A utility line is damaged by digging once every eight minutes nationwide and one-third of those incidents are caused by failure of the professional excavator or homeowner to call 811 before digging.

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