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2018 Backyard Makeover

August 11th through August 27th you could win $5,000 towards landscape design, materials, and labor for a backyard makeover! 

Click Here to Enter Contest!

Virginia 811 reminds you to always contact Virginia 811 three working days before any digging project to have your underground utility lines located!

It’s as simple as completing an online request at sat.va811.com or by calling 8-1-1.

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $250 GIFT CARD!

On August 11th, we celebrate National 811 Day! Dominion Energy and Virginia 811 are reminding you to always contact Virginia 811  three working days before any digging project to have your underground utility lines located! It’s as simple as completing an online request at sat.va811.com or by calling 8-1-1.

As a part of the celebration, you can enter to win  a $250 Lowes or Home Depot gift card. Take a short survey and your name will be entered into a random drawing. The survey will close at midnight on August 11th officially ending the contest. The drawing will take place on August 13th. The winner will be contacted by email.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER CONTEST!

VA811 Groundbreaking Ceremony

Virginia 811 and Roanoke City E911 held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 16, 2018.  A new building is being constructed that will house both agencies, making it the first joint 811/911 center in the world.

Click here to view the groundbreaking ceremony.

Amendment to Rules of Enforcement of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act

The State Corporation Commission recently amended one of its Rules of Enforcement of the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, 20 VAC-309-150.  The new amended Rule goes into effect on July 1, 2018.

The amendment allows the use of appropriate technologies (such as cameras) to verify the depth, diameter, and condition of gravity-fed sewer mains and combination storm/sanitary sewer system utility lines instead of exposing those specific lines during trenchless excavation.  Camera technology would then have to be used after the installation to ensure that there was no cross-bore created by the trenchless excavation.

To see the specific Order Adopting Regulations from the SCC that amended Rule 150 and the language of the new amendment, click here:  http://va811.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2018/06/20-VAC-309-150-amended-07012018.pdf

2017 VA811 Christmas Display

For the eighth consecutive year, VA811 has created a display for the Hotel Roanoke’s Fashions for Evergreens event in Roanoke.  This year’s theme is “The Nighmare before Christmas”.  Hotel Roanoke allows visitors to see the displays at no charge.  The displays will be available for view until January 1.  Stop by and see our display!

Can’t make it to Roanoke?  Wonder how we did this?  Check out this short video to see how the display was created.

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