This coming Saturday is National 811 day. How did we arrive at that? Easy! August is the 8th month, and then add on the 11th day. It’s a day to remember to always use 811 before you dig!
This year, Texas811 is proud to be participating in a big 811 day party in Houston at Sam Houston Race Park. Recording artist Cody Johnson will take the stage with special guests Easton Corbin, Josh Ward Band, and Randall King.
Besides some great entertainment, the message is also about 811.
Did you know that Texas811 fields between 11,000 and 15,000 incoming locate requests a day? We’re on track to hit well over 3,000,000 incoming locate calls in 2018.
Did you know that getting in touch with 811 before a dig reduces your chances of accidentally striking something to less than 1 percent?
Did you know that every single contact with 811 and every single locate done by underground utility locators is absolutely free of charge?
Did you know that it’s the LAW in Texas to call 811 if you’re going to be excavating 16 inches or deeper?
Did you know that in the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere?
Seriously, though – even if 811 day is officially celebrated only once a year, you should make EVERY day 811 day if your job brings you close to buried utilities.
With so many ways to reach us, there’s really no excuse for not using 811.
Texas811 is 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.
Don’t forget that the International Locate Rodeo is coming up Thursday – Saturday October 11 – 13 in Denton, Texas.
Until next week, safe digging!