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PSEG Long Island Recognizes National 811 Day

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August 11 (8/11) is a Convenient Reminder to Call Before Digging

Uniondale, NY - August 11, 2014 - PSEG Long Island hopes that today’s date, 8/11, will serve as a reminder to take care when digging to avoid hitting underground electric wires, cables, conduits and pipelines. 811 is the national dialing code to have underground lines located and marked.
 
“We are absolutely committed to providing the safe and reliable delivery of electric service to our customers across Long Island and in the Rockaways, and supporting the 811 program fits perfectly into that commitment,” said John O’Connell, vice president – transmission and distribution, PSEG Long Island. “On August 11 and throughout the year, we remind everyone to call 811 before digging to eliminate the risk of striking an underground utility line. Failure to call before digging results in more than 250,000 unintentional hits annually, and we do not want anyone’s project to become part of the statistic.”
 
When you call 811, you are automatically connected to the New York one-call center, which collects information about your digging project. The one-call center then provides the information to the utility companies, who will send representatives to mark the locations of underground lines in the immediate vicinity of the planned work location with flags, paint or both. Once lines have been properly marked and your locate request becomes valid, you are free to carefully dig around the marked areas.
 
O’Connell added, “Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree or laying a patio are all examples of digging projects that need a call to 811 before starting.”
 
Every digging project, large or small, requires a call to 811. The depth of utility lines can vary for a number of reasons, such as erosion, previous digging projects and uneven surfaces. Utility lines need to be properly marked because even when digging only a few inches, the risk of striking an underground utility line still exists. The call must be made whether you are hiring a professional or planning to do the job yourself. Striking a single line can cause serious injuries as well as outages, resulting in repair costs and fines.
 
Additional information, including a damage prevention booklet on safe excavating practices and the protection of underground facilities, can be found online at newyork-811.com.
 
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PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $10 billion.

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