Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Dallas-based Atmos launches 'iDig It' safety push

Associated Press Updated: April 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

DALLAS (AP) — Noticing markers and safety flags around digging sites could earn a lucky shutterbug $811.

Dallas-based natural gas distributor Atmos (AT'-muhs) Energy Corporation has launched a nationwide social media safety campaign seeking public photos of the proper way to mark a site for digging.

The "iDig It" campaign began Tuesday and runs through April 30 to remind people to call 811 before digging. The 811 program provides notification to participating utilities to mark underground line locations.

Spokesman John McDill says the greatest risk to underground natural gas pipelines is accidental damage during excavation.

Participants could win an $811 gift card by snapping a photo of a professionally marked digging site and posting it online.

Atmos Energy serves parts of Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

___

Online:

http://www.atmosenergy.com/home/safety/callbefore.html

Comment Policy

Our commenting system has changed. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories this month

Get 4 more FREE stories

Simply register to continue.

Register

Subscribe now

Get access unlimited access to premium stories.

Subscribe
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
OCT
21
OCT
22
OCT
23
OCT
24
OCT
25
OCT
26
OCT
27
OCT
28
OCT
29
OCT
30
OCT
31
NOV
1
NOV
2
NOV
3
Advertisement