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NV Energy Reminds DIYers and Landscapers to Call 811 Before You Dig

Apr 17, 2017
2:43 PM

With springtime officially here, NV Energy would like to remind homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, gardeners, landscapers, and excavating contractors that projects requiring digging with powered equipment or even a shovel also require a call to 811 before the digging begins.

“Each spring we start receiving calls from people who damaged the underground electric or natural gas facilities due to unauthorized digging,” said John Owens Vice President of Gas Delivery for NV Energy. “If you hit an underground utility line while digging, you can harm yourself or those around you, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood and be responsible for fines and repair costs.”

The process is simple and free. First, pre-mark your dig area in white. Then call 811 or visit at least two working days prior to digging. Tell the operator where you are planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing, and all utility operators will receive notification about your intent to dig. A locator will be sent to mark the approximate location of the underground lines, pipes and cables so you'll know what's below and be able to dig safely. Failure to call beforehand could be inconvenient, expensive and even dangerous.

For more information, visit NV Energy’s Call Before You Dig website by clicking here.

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NV Energy, Inc. provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 45 million tourists annually. NV Energy is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, do business as NV Energy. NV Energy is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via


For further information: Sarah Polito, NV Energy 775-834-3891,