811 Day

Every year on August 11, or 8/11, the NRCGA joins the Common Ground Alliance and damage prevention stakeholders across the country to promote the 811 Call Before You Dig message.

8/11 serves as a natural reminder for homeowners and contractors to call 811, or go online to usanorth811.org, prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked for free.

The NRCGA’s 811 Day Committee plans outreach events at locations where Nevadans will already be. We go to you to spread the message that striking a single utility line while digging can cause injury, repair costs, inconvenient outages and fines. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants contacting 811 by phone or online. Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree, and laying a patio are some examples of digging projects that need a call to 811 before starting.

Check out the videos below, courtesy of Nevada’s 811 call center, USA North 811, to view the NRCGA’s previous 811 Day efforts.