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811 Summer Block Party Coming To Carmel, Ind.

811 Summer Block Party Coming To Carmel, Ind.

 FYI the time for the Block Party in the below email is 4pm to 7pm.
P.S. There will be LOTS of giveaways at this event.

811 Summer Block Party Coming To Carmel, Ind. ‘

Call before you dig’ safety message will be featured at free event sponsored by several utility stakeholders

Carmel, Indiana (August 1, 2016) – Every six minutes an underground utility is damaged because someone failed to call 811. August 11 serves as a reminder to always call 811 prior to any digging project to have utility lines located and marked.

Several underground utility stakeholders have joined forces to host a free 811 Day Block Party event Thurs. Aug. 11 at 221 W. Main St. in Carmel, Ind. next to the Monon Trail.

The 811 Day Block Party is open to the public, and includes interactive and educational activities. Guests will have chances to win free prizes, participate in giveaways, and enjoy desserts and refreshments.

There are millions of miles of utilities buried throughout the U.S. providing vital energy like water, electricity and natural gas. The block party event will serve as a fun and valuable reminder to always call before digging.

811 is the federally designated call before you dig number that helps homeowners and professionals avoid serious injury or utility damage.

The depth of utility lines can vary for a number of reasons, such as erosion, previous digging projects and uneven surfaces. Utility lines need to be properly marked because even when digging only a few inches, the risk of striking an underground utility line still exists.

Companies sponsoring the event include USIC, Vectren, Marathon Pipeline, IURC, IN811, Tallgrass, Miller Pipeline, SAMCO, Carmel Utilities, IPL, JDH, Badger Daylighting Corp, Citizens

Area residents are encouraged to visit www.Indiana811.org for more information about digging safety.

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