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Know what's below

Know what's below

(NAPS)-You may be able to save yourself time, trouble and money the next time you need to dig in your yard or out in the community if you remember three numbers: 811.
Calling them will get you to a free service that sends an expert to mark where all underground lines, pipes and cables lie.
The U.S. has 2.6 million miles of pipeline running underground that delivers most of the energy used to heat, cool and operate American homes, cars and businesses. In some instances, these lines are just 12 inches below the surface. You could be in harm's way if you don't know just what is below.
"Excavation damage is a leading cause of serious pipeline incidents, with someone digging and hitting a pipeline without knowing what was below," said Cynthia Quarterman, administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Learn more at www.call811.com or http://phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline.

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