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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Colorado 811 Facts

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1.    Spring is here and it’s project season! What sort of digging projects do you have planned for this month? #co811

2.    Did you know that every 6 minutes underground utilities are damaged from digging in the United States? This amounts to thousands of dollars of damage and potentially dangerous situations! And to think, all of this could be avoided by contacting 811 before you dig! #co811 

3.    April is National Safe Digging Month! (insert your organization’s name), reminds anyone who will be digging to contact @Colorado811 before all outdoor digging projects, no matter how large or small. www.co811.org #co811

4.    Be sure to contact @Colorado811 at least 3 business days before any digging project. Hitting an underground utility line while digging can cause serious injuries, disrupt service to entire neighborhoods and potentially result in fines and repair costs. #co811

5.    No matter if you’re a contractor, landscaper or “do-it-yourselfer,” @Colorado811 works for you! Smart digging means always contacting 811 before any project to have your underground utility lines marked. #co811 


6.    Wondering how 811 works? Check out http://call811.com/before-you-dig/how-811-works #call811 

7.    Do you ever wonder what those little flags at construction sites mean? They represent buried utilities and you can use the color code to #knowwhatbelow! The following colors represent the seven various utility lines: red, orange, blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, and white. #call811 #co811 (attach color code card/color code graphic)


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