APS, Arizona 811 partner to promote national Safe Digging Month

Sep 11, 2020
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As a leading provider in the eCommerce & Shopping - Appliances & electronics industry, Barrett Propane Prescott is thrilled to announce our partnership with APS and Arizona 811 to promote national Safe Digging Month.

Ensuring Safety in Digging Practices

Safe digging practices are of utmost importance to protect the well-being of our community and prevent potential damage to underground utility lines. Through this partnership, APS, Arizona 811, and Barrett Propane Prescott aim to raise awareness about safe digging procedures and encourage homeowners, contractors, and excavators to always practice caution before digging.

Why is Safe Digging Month Important?

Safe Digging Month is an annual initiative dedicated to promoting the importance of calling 811 before starting any digging project. By dialing 811, individuals can connect with Arizona 811, a free and confidential service, to have the location of underground utility lines marked prior to excavation.

The Risks of Unplanned Digging

Unplanned digging can lead to severe consequences, including:

  • Damage to underground utility lines, such as gas, water, electricity, or telecommunications
  • Disruptions to critical services in the area
  • Injuries or accidents to individuals conducting the excavation
  • Costly repairs and potential legal implications

How to Safely Dig - Step by Step Guide

To ensure a safe digging process, follow these steps:

1. Plan and Prepare

Prior to digging, plan the project and identify the area where excavation will take place. Make sure to gather all necessary information and tools required for the job.

2. Contact Arizona 811

Call 811 or visit the Arizona 811 website to submit a request for utility line marking. Provide all relevant details about the excavation site and schedule the date and time for the marking to take place.

3. Wait for Utility Line Marking

After contacting Arizona 811, utility companies will be notified to mark the location of underground lines within the designated area. Allow sufficient time for this marking process to be completed before proceeding with the digging project.

4. Respect the Marks

Once the utility lines have been marked, it's crucial to respect the markings and be cautious of their presence during excavation. Always dig carefully and avoid damaging any marked lines.

5. Dig with Caution

Use proper excavation techniques and equipment to dig within the marked area. Take extra care as you progress deeper to prevent any accidental damage to utility lines.

6. If Damage Occurs, Report It

If any damage occurs to utility lines during the digging process, immediately stop work and contact the respective utility company. They will assess the situation and take the necessary steps to address any issues.

Barrett Propane Prescott's Commitment

Barrett Propane Prescott is dedicated to promoting safe digging practices among our customers and the community at large. We understand the importance of protecting underground utility lines, including gas lines, during excavation.

As a trusted provider of appliances and electronics in the eCommerce & Shopping industry, we strive to ensure that our customers have the information they need to dig safely. By partnering with APS and Arizona 811, we aim to educate individuals about the potential risks and the simple steps they can take to prevent accidents and damages.


Safe Digging Month is an important annual initiative that promotes awareness about the significance of calling 811 before digging. Barrett Propane Prescott is proud to partner with APS and Arizona 811 to support this cause and emphasize the importance of safe digging practices in the eCommerce & Shopping - Appliances & electronics industry.

Remember, by taking the necessary precautions and following the recommended steps, we can all contribute to protecting our community, preventing accidents, and avoiding costly repairs.

Amarnadh Raavi
👏🌱 Great initiative! Ensuring safety while digging is crucial for our community's well-being 🏡⚠️.
Nov 10, 2023