Piedmont Natural Gas, Duke Energy remind communities to call 811 before digging

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In recognition of 811 Day, Piedmont Natural Gas and Duke Energy are reminding their customers and communities to call 811 before digging to protect the nation’s underground utility infrastructure, prevent potential personal injury and avoid electric and natural gas outages.

“During the warmer months and as we move into the fall, many people may be working on outdoor projects that may involve digging,” said Piedmont Natural Gas Senior Vice President Sasha Weintraub. “We’re asking anyone who might be starting a project in their yard to please remember to call 811 at least three days before they dig to prevent personal harm, service outages and costs to replace damaged lines.”

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