Kansas Gas Service is hosting an “11 Days of
Giveaways” contest on Facebook to celebrate Safe Digging Day and promote awareness about calling 811.
Beginning Aug. 1, the company starts challenging customers’ knowledge about safe digging and natural gas safety with daily prizes.
The contest will run through Aug. 11, 811 Day.
In support of National 811 Day (Wednesday, Aug.11), Kansas Gas Service reminds customers and contractors to call 811 before any digging project to have underground utility lines marked.
Digging without calling can result in damage to underground utility lines, harm to yourself and others, and unnecessary disruption of service in your neighborhood.
According to national industry statistics, every six minutes an underground line is damaged due to someone deciding to dig without calling 811 first.
“We hope that the 8/11 date on the calendar will serve as a natural reminder to put safety first by using the free 811 services before digging,” said Trey Pool, manager of Public Awareness
and Damage Prevention for Kansas Gas Service. “It’s the safest way to know where utilities are buried in your area before breaking ground.”
No matter how large or small, every digging project warrants a call to 811 at least two full working days before digging begins.
Underground utility lines may be found in yards or below sidewalks, driveways or streets.
When you call before you dig, the Kansas One-Call System notifies Kansas Gas Service and other operators of underground facilities to mark their buried assets within two full working days of the request.
The lines will be marked with flags or nonpermanent spray paint to let you know to stay clear of that area when digging. It’s important to keep these markers in place until all digging is complete.
Visit BeADigHeroKansas.com for more information about 811 and safe digging practices.
About Kansas Gas Service
Kansas Gas Service provides a reliable and affordable energy choice to more than 645,000 customers in Kansas and
is the largest natural gas distributor in the state, in terms of customers.
Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas Gas Service is a division of ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS), a 100-percent
regulated natural gas utility that trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OGS.” ONE Gas is included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index and is one of the largest natural gas utilities in the United States.
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