April 1st marks the beginning of National Safe Digging Month. South Carolina 811 is encouraging others to “dig safely” across the State. Below you will find ways in which we are celebrating and promoting 811 during the month.

SC811 is providing stakeholders a full suite of tools to use in spreading the word about safe digging throughout April!

National Safe Digging Month Banners

Safe Digging Silhouette

Excavator & Backhoe

Celebrate April as National Safe Digging Month and display the 811 message at your location! South Carolina 811 is offering Utilities and Contractors a FREE 4′ x 8′ Dig Safe Banner to hang beginning April 1. Photo documentation must be submitted to SC811 before April 30, 2018 to receive the banner. Quantities are limited and orders must be placed by March 1st, 2018.

If you are having trouble ordering your banners, please contact Joanna Weitzel.

Can You Dig It? Game!

Join us for a month-long web promotion beginning April 1. “Dig” for prizes every day with a virtual shovel into 1 of 20 virtual “dirt piles” in hopes of finding a prize notification underneath. Over $5000 in prizes during the month. Users may return to www.Safedigging.me each day for another chance to win until April 30.

The promotion allows visitors one dig per day. However, bonus questions are included as well, to not only give users the ability to learn more about Call 811 and the importance of safe digging, but also to earn an extra “dig” to double a user’s chances of winning a prize every day. Be careful! Dig in the wrong area and you could hit a water, gas, power, phone or sewer line, resulting in no prize for that particular day. Lucky diggers have the chance to win an iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, Apple TV, Jawbone JAMBOX, iPod Shuffle, Samsung Chromebook, XBox 360, Sony Cybershot WX50, Call 811 shirts and mugs and gift cards from VISA, iTunes, Amazon and Starbucks. Call 8-1-1 before starting any digging project.

School Tree Plantings

During the month of April, we like to education students about the importance of safe digging as well. If you know a school teacher who would be interested in a safe digging demonstration and tree planting at their school, please contact us or fill out the form below.

Safe Digging Month from our Members

Are you doing anything to celebrate Safe Digging Month? If so, please send pictures and information to [email protected] and we will feature you on our social media pages.