The partnership between utilities, excavators and communities is crucial in maintaining safe, reliable natural gas service and now, more than ever that
is true. Millions of Americans are at home, sheltering in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Damaging an underground natural gas pipeline,
even minor damage, can cause a leak or rupture and lead to evacuations and have detrimental consequences.
Because the stakes are so high, we are asking homeowners and contractors to delay non-essential digging. If you must dig, take extreme caution and make
sure you ALWAYS call 811 first to have utilities marked before you dig. Call 8-1-1 at least two business days before digging. Calling 811 is free and
helps protect millions of miles of underground utility lines that are necessary for everyday life. Visit www.ms811.org for more information.