Proclaimed Again! April is Safe Digging Month!

Call 811 before you dig.
Board of Commissioners have proclaimed April as Safe Digging month. Call 811 before you dig.
Call 811 to mark local utilities BEFORE you dig!

At the March 15th Commission Meeting, the Middleborough Gas & Electric Department board of Commissioners proclaimed April as National Safe Digging Month - for the fifth year in a row! The department joins utilities and municipalities across the nation reminding everyone to think about what you're digging into - then make the call to 811 and know what's below!

The regional and national campaign kicks off as spring kicks into high gear on April 1st. Watch for highway signs and billboards throughout the state flashing reminders to call 811. Commercials featuring Roger Cook from This Old House will be running on your favorite cable shows like Property Brothers, Blog Cabin, Rehab Addict and Barnwood Builders. If you tune into the Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day, you just might catch a glimpse of fly-over banner in tow over the marathon route.

You might even catch our own gas & electric crews wearing a Dig Safe hat out in the roads. It's all to remind everyone to stay safe and make the call. It's free and it's the law.