Matt Navitsky of the Common Ground Alliance has informed us of a new nationwide phone number, 811. This number has been established by the FCC to protect underground utilities as well as DIY homeowners and professional excavators.
Before any excavation project you are required to contact your local one-call center to come out and mark out the underground utility lines, cables, and pipes. But as of May 1st you just have to dial 811 anywhere in the country to reach your local one-call center.
We are behind anything that promotes homeowner safety and 811 is as close to an ounce of prevention that you can get.
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Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.