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.

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That law requires both excavators and homeowners to make sure they contact 811 before digging.

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The goal is to make sure underground utilities are located to avoid damage and injury.

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“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.

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Other projects include installing a mailbox or fence posts.