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Call 811 to avoid breaking natural gas lines


Last updated 8/20/2019 at 7:05am

SAN DIEGO – Unsafe digging from construction and landscaping activities resulted in almost 400 natural gas leaks in San Diego and southern Orange counties last year. In observance of National Safe Digging Day on Aug. 11, San Diego Gas & Electric is joining energy companies across America to highlight the importance of calling 811 to have underground utility lines marked before digging.

Underground utilities, including natural gas pipelines, telephone cables and water lines, are located everywhere, including under streets, sidewalks and private property, sometimes just inches below the sur...

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