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Safe Digging Awareness Month

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April Is Safe Digging Awareness Month. ​

​April is designated as Safe Digging Awareness Month in Canada and the United States; however, safe digging is important all year. Make sure to always know what’s below the ground before conducting any digging or excavation activities. To ensure your safety and to protect vital underground utilities, it is crucial to always “Call or Click before Digging”. ​

Whether you live or work in a remote rural area, or in a city, underground utilities are always present. Any activity that creates ground disturbances over one foot (30 centimetres) deep requires a call to your local one call center at least two business days in advance. This includes installing posts for decks, dugouts, preparing driveways, planting trees and certain types of farming activities like ​installing drain tile and deep plowing.

Play it safe: call or click before you dig.

​Alliance is a proud partner in promoting April Safe Digging Awareness Month.


Resources

   CALL OR CLICK BEFORE YOU​ DIG

In Canada
(72 hours in adv​ance)

Calls to your provincial One-Call centre are free.

British Columbia (BC One Call)
1-800-474-6886

Alberta (Alberta One-Call Corporation)
1-800-242-3447

Saskatchewan (Sask 1st Call)
1-866-828-4888


In the US
(2 business days in advance)

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Calling your local One-Call centre is fre​e. Y​ou can also dial 811 to be redirected to the One-Call centre in your area.

North Dakota One Call
1-800-795-0555

Minnesota Gopher State One Call
1-800-252-1166

Iowa One Call
1-800-292-8989

JULIE (Illinois One Call System)
1-800-892-0123​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​