Tens of thousands of construction projects and repairs require digging and excavation every year. The potential for accidents around digging sites is real. New York 811 is the designated not-for-profit that communicates between utility companies, contractors, individuals, private excavation companies and others who are planning to dig in the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

New York 811 reminds the public and contractors that it is important to “know what’s below” the ground before digging and excavating. Every year on August 11, “National 811 Day,” New York 811 highlights actions and rules that will keep you safe any time digging or excavation is done.

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