Have you ever been truly inconvenienced?
Not the-barista-gave-you-regular-coffee-when-you-asked-for-a-latte inconvenienced.
More like losing your telecommunications cable, or your gas service, or your water service because someone hit a buried utility they didn’t know was there.
What? You didn’t know that utility was buried in that location?
No excuse, sir!
That’s one of the four approved responses plebes are allowed to say in reply to questions from superiors at West Point Military Academy. (The others are Yes, sir; No, sir; and Sir, I do not understand.)
No excuse, sir! By which we mean, there’s really no excuse for hitting a buried utility line, pipe or cable.
Texas811 has over 1700 utility and municipality members. Chances are pretty good we’ve got you covered where ever you’re going to be digging in the state.
BUT: We can’t help you if you don’t contact us first.
The 811 service is available 24/7/365. It’s free. And in Texas, if you’re going to be digging 16 inches deep or greater, it’s the law – though we would prefer you call any time you’re going to be breaking the ground, regardless of depth.
We’re here for you around the clock, on the phone or online through the Texas811 Portal.
Out of sight should never mean out of mind. At Texas811, we’re working hard to be your connection to safety.
Not contacting 811 before you dig? Not reducing your chance of hitting something you shouldn’t to less than one percent because you had utilities located prior to a dig?
No excuse, sir!
Don’t forget that the International Locate Rodeo is coming up Thursday – Saturday October 11 – 13 in Denton, Texas.
Until next week, safe digging!