Throughout the month of April, Atmos Energy and KY811 will be promoting National Safe Digging month. It is their hope to create awareness about safe digging in and around our community.

Here's What You Need To Know Before You Dig:
• Just notify 811 (either by calling or online) before any digging project.
• A call must be placed to 811 before EVERY digging project, from simple landscaping projects to large scale industrial excavations.
• 811 is a toll free number, it’s simple, free and it’s the law in Kentucky.
• Allow two (2) working days before digging; then plan your dig.

Many pipelines are damaged accidentally when a contractor or homeowner digs without first notifying Atmos.  Even minor damage, such as a scrape, dent, or crease to a pipe or its coating can cause a leak.  In Kentucky, Atmos Energy’s pipelines are damaged on average 250 times each year. This past year it was 280.

Please call 811 and notify Atmos before you dig.  They are fast and efficient and you will save yourself the trouble of having to fix the problem later!


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