VA811 PROMOTES SAFE DIGGING WITH A BACKYARD MAKEOVER SWEEPSTAKES, FEATURING A GRAND PRIZE OF $2,500
Sweepstakes is open to all homeowners in Virginia and promotes safe excavation by launching on 811 Day (August 11th)
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA (Aug. 8, 2016) – This 811 Day (August 11th), VA811 will be promoting safe excavation by offering a Backyard Makeover sweepstakes, featuring a grand prize giveaway of $2,500 towards landscape design, materials, and labor.
The sweepstakes will launch on August 11th and last until September 1st and entries will be accepted via VA811’s official Facebook page and via entry form on the VA811 website. A winner will be selected at random and announced on September 2nd, 2016.
In the US an underground utility line is damaged every six minutes because someone decided to dig without first contacting 811. VA811 hopes that this sweepstakes will help raise awareness about the importance of calling before digging.
Contacting VA811 prior to any excavation will help protect vital underground infrastructure, like gas, power, and communications lines. After contacting VA811, affected underground utilities are notified of the planned excavation. Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the approximate locations of the underground utility lines with paint, flags, or both.
Homeowners and professionals alike can ensure they are protected by calling 811 or by going to sat.va811.com to enter a ticket online using the Single Address Tickets application.
Remember, Dig with CARE and keep Virginia safe!