April: Safe Digging Month

April 1, 2018 marks the first day of Georgia’s Safe Digging Month as proclaimed by Governor Nathan Deal. Along with many other states across the US, we will make the most of this occasion. You are invited to do the same where you work and where you live. Below are resources to be used by stakeholders to share the importance of safe digging. For questions or to share additional ideas please contact mestes@georgia811.com.

Gov. Nathan Deal proclaims April 2018 as Safe Digging Month is Georgia. Click here to view the proclamation and click here to view the presentation at the capital.

In observation of Safe Digging Month 2018 the Georgia Public Service Commission Reminds Georgians to Stay Safe by Calling 811 before Digging.

Click here to watch our President Meghan Wade discuss Safe Digging Month 2017 on Atlanta & Company on 11Alive.

To learn more about 811, click here for an article about How it Works or select the Media Fact Sheet.

For staff meeting/training meeting talking points, click here.

View the Life of a Locate Request Infographic, click here.

Social Media Messages, click here.

Graphics and Text for you to share on your website, click here.

City/County Proclamation of April being Safe Digging Month click here

Includes tips on securing a Proclamation, examples of City/County Proclamations and Sample Proclamation Text.

Por español, clic aqui.


Yard Sign:

Order Your FREE Banner or
Yard Sign for Safe Digging Month

The banner is available in two sizes: 8′ wide x 4′ tall
Or 4′ wide x 2′ tall

Banners come with grommets

NEW SIZE Yard Sign 24” wide x 18” tall

Order banners and yard signs from our Product Catalog: Order banners, signs, and decals

The only requirement to get your free banner or yard sign is to take a picture of it once it is up
and email it along with where it is posted to Maria Copeland
before the end of April.

See how stakeholders used their banners in the past on GA811’s Facebook Page
2017 Banners | 2016 Banners | 2015 Banners | 2014 Banners | 2013 Banners | 2012 Banners | 2011 Banners

Georgia 811 will be hosting a Stadium Takeover and Diamond Dig at Coolray Field with the Gwinnett Stripers after the 6:05PM game on Saturday, April 28th. Sixty randomly selected registrants will have the chance to dig for diamond jewelry sponsored by Frederick’s Jewelers in Braselton, Georgia.

Registration will take place on-site during the beginning of the game, so no pre-registration is necessary. You can purchase game day tickets directly from the Gwinnett Stripers’ website here.

Safe Digging Partner Decals
Order your Safe Digging Partner decal today. Two sizes to select from, 6 inch and 12 inch round. Perfect for fleet vehicles and large equipment.

Just let your Georgia 811 Liaison Manager know how many you need or order them from our online Product Catalog.

Back by popular demand, Can You Dig It! Join us for a month-long web promotion beginning April 1. “Dig” for prizes every day with a virtual shovel into 1 of 20 virtual “dirt piles” in hopes of finding a prize notification underneath. Over $5000 in prizes during the month. Users may return to www.Safedigging.me each day for another chance to win until April 30.

The promotion allows visitors one dig per day. However, bonus questions are included as well, to not only give users the ability to learn more about Call 811 and the importance of safe digging, but also to earn an extra “dig” to double a user’s chances of winning a prize every day. Be careful! Dig in the wrong area and you could hit a water, gas, power, phone or sewer line, resulting in no prize for that particular day. Lucky diggers have the chance to win an iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, Apple TV, Jawbone JAMBOX, iPod Shuffle, Samsung Chromebook, XBox 360, Sony Cybershot WX50, Call 811 shirts and mugs and gift cards from VISA, iTunes, Amazon and Starbucks. Call 8-1-1 before starting any digging project.

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