Resources. We all want them, and it doesn’t really matter what they are. But do you know what a resource really is? The dictionary gives this as one of the definitions of the word “resource.”
Resource (n): a source of supply, support, or aid, especially one that can be readily drawn upon when needed.
Most people think of something like oil or timber or water as resources, and of course they are without doubt. However, here in Dallas, someone like Tony Romo or Dez Bryant could also be called a resource for the Dallas Cowboys. They fall under the definition of supply, support or aid. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, they can’t be readily drawn upon when needed. #dallascowboysfirsttoworst.
But enough about fantasy football. When you’re getting ready to break ground in Texas, you need ONE big resource, and you have it – 24-7-365. It’s Texas811. (Didn’t see that coming, did you?)
Whether you’re a professional excavator, a contractor, a home builder, a home owner, a landscaper – big, medium, small or somewhere in between – your first and best resource for digging is to call 811.
The call is free, and the subsequent locating service is also free. Weigh that against the costs involved in a lawsuit for cutting a line, or worse, injuring someone or destroying property because you were digging blind. It’s not rocket science.
“But I don’t want to take the time to call 811.” Ok, use one of our smart phone apps. Don’t have one? Get them at http://www.texas811.org/additional-information/texas811-smartphone-app
“But I don’t want to use an app.” Ok, go to our website and enter your information on the portal. Here it is: https://txgc.texas811.org/geocall/portal
“But I’m a homeowner. May I be excused from class?” You certainly may not. Here’s the new homeowner portal: txhop.texas811.org
We’re here. Use us. It’s the law. And if that’s not enough, it’s free.
How many other resources can you say that about?
Until next week, safe digging!