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Posted on: April 4, 2018

April Is Safe Digging Month in DeSoto County

Mississippi 811


WHEREAS, each year, Mississippi’s underground utility infrastructure is jeopardized by unintentional damage by those who fail to call to have underground lines located prior to digging.  Undesired consequences such as service interruption, damage to the environment, personal injury and even death are the potential results; and

WHEREAS, Mississippi 811, Inc., promotes the national Call-Before-You-Dig number, 811, in an effort to reduce these damages.  Designated by the FCC in 2005, 811 provides excavators and homeowners a simple number to reach their local one-call center to request utility line locations at the intended dig site; and

WHEREAS, through education of safe digging practices, excavators and homeowners can save time and money keeping our DeSoto County safe and connected by making a simple call to 811 in advance of any digging project; waiting the required amount of time; respecting the marked lines by maintaining visual definition throughout the course of the excavation; and finally, digging with care around the marks; and

WHEREAS, all parties agree that safe digging is a shared responsibility.  To know what’s below, call 811 two working days before you dig.

NOW, THEREFORE, We, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors do hereby proclaim April 2018 as


In DeSoto County and encourage excavators and homeowners throughout DeSoto County to always call 811 before digging.  Safe digging is no accident.

In witness whereof, I have

hereunto set my hand and

caused the Great Seal of

DeSoto County to be affixed.

Done in DeSoto County on the

19th Day of March, 2018


Supervisor Mark Gardner, President of the Board of Supervisors for DeSoto County

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