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406 Safe Digging Month





WHEREAS, the month of April 2021 recognized as “Pennsylvania 811 Safe Digging Month”, and the initiative sponsored by Pennsylvania 811, a utility notification information center celebrating its 49th year of continuous service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and


WHEREAS, Pennsylvania 811 received close to 992,000 excavation notifications in 2020, and transmitted approximately 6.6 million notifications to their member facility owners and operators allowing essential utility and construction crews to provide vital underground services and repair of critical infrastructure to communities throughout Pennsylvania, and


WHEREAS, when dialing 811, at least three business days before digging, a homeowner or a contractor is connected to a unique service that notifies the appropriate underground utility operators in the municipality in which the work will be performed, and


WHEREAS, by notifying 811 of their intent to dig, the homeowner or contractor is knowingly helping to protect the underground utilities, themselves, the work crew, and their neighbors from any unsafe digging practices within their community, and


WHEREAS, upon receiving the notification from Pennsylvania 811, the facility owners and operators disperse to the said work site to mark the approximate location of their underground utility lines with flags, paint, or both, to establish an eighteen-inch tolerance zone of the outside wall or edge of their line or facility, and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Warren County, in support of the Pennsylvania Underground Utility Line Protection Law, PA Act 287 of 1974, as amended, we do hereby proclaim April 2021 as “Pennsylvania 811 Safe Digging Month”, and encourage all Pennsylvanians to visit the Pennsylvania 811 website at www.pa1call.org for information about digging safely.


ADOPTED, this 10th day of March, 2021.



Benjamin Kafferlin


Tricia D. Durbin

Attest:                                                                                         Vice Chair


Pamela J. Matve                                                                    Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                                                Commissioner