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April Is Safe Digging Month

NYSEG & RG&E remind homeowners and contractors starting any projects that involves excavation or digging to have underground utilities marked to prevent damage. If you plan a project this year, contact the Village Code Officer first and if a permit is granted, then contact Dig Safely New York by calling 811 or 1-800.962.7962 at least two and no more than 10 full working days before the start of your project. You may also submit underground utility marking requests online at digsafelynewyork.com.

Steps you will need to take if your project is approved:

  1. Mark out the area of construction
  2. Properly maintain all underground utility markings
  3. Hand dig in the area of underground facilities
  4. If underground facilities are damaged or disturbed, notify NYSEG at 1.800.572.1121 for natural gas and 1-800.572.1131 for electric emergency. They will come right away to ensure the site is safe and make repairs if required.
  5. Use and properly install suitable backfill material around underground facilities.