August 11 is National Safe Digging Day

Friday, August 11 is National Safe Digging Day, where the importance of calling 811 two business days before digging is recognized across the nation. To keep everyone safe when digging, PG&E is urging all of its customers, excavators, first responders and businesses across the state to promote the free 811 service and most importantly – to use the service two business days ahead of any digging projects. PG&E wants to send the message that no digging project is too small – any time a shovel or digging tool strikes the earth, you need to call 811 two days prior to the project start date. Whether you’re planting a tree, installing a mailbox or performing a large-scale excavation, calling 811 or using the new online tool should always be the first step. For more information, visit and