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362 Safe Digging Month

PROCLAMATION

 

PENNSYLVANIA 811 SAFE DIGGING MONTH

 

WHEREAS, the month of April 2020 is recognized as “Pennsylvania 811 Safe Digging Month” across our Commonwealth, an initiative supported by Pennsylvania 811, a utility notification information center celebrating its 48th year of continuous service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and

 

WHEREAS, this unique service provides an easy to use one-call notification about excavation projects which may endanger workers and jeopardize utility lines while promoting workplace and public safety, reducing underground utility damage and minimizing utility service interruptions while protecting the environment, and

 

WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania One Call System began with only six utility companies in Western Pennsylvania and now serves more than 100,000 excavators and over 3,600 critical underground infrastructure owners throughout the Commonwealth, and

 

WHEREAS, the service annually receives more than 1,000,000 notification requests and transmits more than seven (7) million notifications, providing protection to utility companies, their employees, customers, and the general public, and

 

WHEREAS, economic development throughout Warren County and Pennsylvania is growing, and it is important to minimize the damage to underground utility lines, danger to workers, environmental pollution, and the loss of utility services, and

 

WHEREAS, we are thankful for the service provided by Pennsylvania 811 and encourage all residents, engineers, designers, excavators and homeowners to dial 8-1-1 at least three business days in advance of an excavation project such as planting a tree, installing a mailbox post, building a deck or swimming pool or replacing a driveway.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Warren County does hereby proclaim April 2020 as “Pennsylvania 811 Safe Digging Month”.

 

ADOPTED, this 11th day of March, 2020.

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

 

Benjamin Kafferlin

Chair

Tricia D. Durbin

Attest:                                                                                         Vice Chair

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                                      Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                                                Commissioner