Do you know someone that has violated the Underground Utility Safety and Damage Prevention Act? You can report them to the North Carolina Underground Damage Prevention Review Board. To learn how the process works let's listen to Louis Panzer, Executive Director of NC811 walk us through it.
Every Monday, starting July 13th, 2020 NC811 will post a photo of Safety Sam on their Facebook page. If you can guess where in North Carolina he is, enter for your chance to win a weekly prize of a $25 Lowe’s Gift Card. On Tuesday, August 11th, National 8/11 Day, the contest will end and we will take everyone that entered in the past month and randomly select a winner for a $200 Lowe’s Gift Card.
Learn more at: https://www.nc811.org/811day.html
A cross bore is the intersection of an existing underground utility or underground structure by a second utility installed using trench-less technology. This results in an intersection of the utilities, compromising the integrity of either or both utility or underground structure.
In rare cases, a gas pipeline may cross through a sewer pipe. If a plumber unknowingly strikes a gas line while cutting through a sewer blockage, natural gas could enter the sewer system, creating a dangerous situation.
Have you ever pulled up to a job site ready to dig only to be frustrated by a lack of necessary locates? What can you do to make sure you get the service you want the next time around?
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