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Save Lives - Call Before You Dig

Laclede Gas supports April as Safe Digging Month

April 16, 2013

ST. LOUIS (April 16, 2013) As temperatures begin to warm, outdoor projects might sprout to the top of your list. If your project includes digging, Laclede Gas reminds residents and excavators to "Call Before You Dig." Dial 811 (the national one-call number) before digging. It is the quickest and easiest way to prevent serious pipeline accidents – and save lives and property.

Every digging project – even a small project like installing a mailbox, building a deck or planting a tree or garden – warrants a call.  Both the call and the service are free.

Excavation damage is the leading cause of pipeline accidents in the United States, and that is why Laclede Gas is urging excavators and the public to follow safe digging protocol and call no less than three working days and not more than 10 working days before digging starts.

“The safety of our customers, employees and communities is our top priority,” said Craig Hoeferlin, Vice President of Operations Services for The Laclede Group. “Before we perform any work in a community, Laclede Gas calls 811 to have underground utilities located. We need excavators and the public to participate as well. It’s a free service and the easiest thing people can do to prevent unnecessary pipeline accidents.”

“Nearly one third of all Missouri pipeline damages occur because no call was made. Striking a single line can cause injury and outages, and incur repair costs and fines. Calling for this free service is easy to do,” Hoeferlin added.

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