TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Kansas Gas Service is reminding customers of the importance to call 811 before any digging project to avoid hitting any underground natural gas lines.
Underground utility lines may be found in yards, under sidewalks, driveways or streets. After a customer makes the free call to 811 or visits kansasgas.com at least two days before digging begins, a professional locator is sent to the digging site to mark the locations of the lines.
Kansas Gas Service stressed the importance of avoiding these lines, as hitting one can result in injuries and outages.
Kansas Gas Service is conducting a contest on social media to promote public awareness about calling 811. Every day since August 1 the company has been posting a clue every day to provide tips about safe digging. The contest wraps up on 811 day, August 11, when a grand prize winner will be chosen.
To learn more about safe digging and natural gas safety, click here.