Governor Brian Sandoval issued a proclamation declaring April as Safe Digging Month in Nevada. April is actually National Safe Digging Month across the nation. During this month – and all months during the year! – the NRCGA and other like-minded organizations are dedicated to increasing awareness of safe digging practices and reminding homeowners, excavators and landscapers to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. One underground utility line – electric, gas, communications, water or sewer – is damaged by digging every three minutes nationwide, according to the Common Ground Alliance. Striking a utility line while digging can lead to injury, penalties, repair costs, and inconvenient outages, so consider this a friendly reminder to call 811 before you dig in April and every other month of the year.