April is National Safe Digging Month, and Century Link is
reminding Beaufort residents to call 811 before beginning any digging project.
Calling 811 notifies utilities companies of residents' intent
to dig, and then professional locators are sent to the requested digging site
to mark approximate locations of underground lines with flags, paint or both.
The depth of utility lines can vary for many reasons, like
erosion, previous digging projects and uneven surfaces.
Utility lines always need to be properly marked because the
risk of striking an underground utility line still exists, no matter the depth
that you dig.