DENVER (CBS4)– April is National Safe Digging month. With the focus on digging, there’s a push to remind people about a new law in Colorado.
That law requires both excavators and homeowners to make sure they contact 811 before digging.READ MORE: 1 Killed In Tanker Truck Crash On Highway 285 Near Morrison, NB Lanes Closed
The goal is to make sure underground utilities are located to avoid damage and injury.READ MORE: Cree Butcher Arrested After Drug Investigation Prompts Hazmat Response In Southeast Denver
“Even something as simple as planting a tree, putting in an irrigation system, take the time three days before excavating to contact 8-1-1. They will come out and they will locate those so you know you’re digging safely,” said Eric Kirkpatrick with Xcel Energy.MORE NEWS: Medical Marijuana Policy To Be Determined By School Districts In Colorado
Other projects include installing a mailbox or fence posts.