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LG&E: 811 helped decrease damage by 50 percent

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities are using Aug. 11 to remind customers to call before they dig.

Whether it's a major construction project or yard work at home customers can dial 811 to prevent digging into and damaging underground utilities.

Customers who call 811 are asked to submit a locate request. A LG&E crew will then come and mark the yard to indicate where natural gas, electric, telephone, cable and water service lines are located.

According to LG&E, since 2003 using 811 has helped decrease damage to LG&E gas lines by 50 percent.

To learn more about 811, click here.

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