KorTerra, Inc. Spreads Safe Digging Awareness

Minneapolis (August 7, 2013) – Every year on Aug. 11 or calendar date 8/11, people around the U.S. celebrate National 811 Day, a holiday set as a reminder to both homeowners and excavators to always call 811, or contact their state one call center online, before starting a digging project. 811 is the national three-digit calling code mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for excavators or homeowners to connect with a one call center in their state before they dig. In addition to calling, one call centers also provide the option to submit dig their information online. Whether by phone or online, safe digging always means contacting a one call center before beginning an excavation project.

KorTerra, along with many other members of the underground utility damage prevention industry, will be celebrating National 811 Day to spread the 811 safe digging message by involving employees in several 811 related activities. For instance, KorTerra will be hosting an 811 trivia game, where participants not only have the chance to win 811 related prizes, but also test their knowledge about safe digging practices among other activities.

“Every 8 minutes, a utility line is struck somewhere in our country, potentially causing injury as well as property damage and service disruption. That is why it’s important for both homeowners and professional excavators to be made aware of the 811 safe digging message,” said KorTerra President, Chris Stendal. “Contacting your state one call center before you dig not only helps to avoid costly accidents but can also save lives.”

To find out more about the 811 safe digging message or KorTerra, visit www.call811.com and www.korterra.com.

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