Jones-Onslow EMC would like to remind members that ANYTIME you start a digging project, no matter how large or small, it warrants a call to 811 at least three working days prior. Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree, and laying a patio are all examples of digging projects that need a call to 811 before starting. This free and simple step can save lives and reduce the risk of injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages.

For more information about safe digging and the “Call Before You Dig” process, visit the NC811 website.