Lincoln, Neb. — April is National Safe Digging Month and Black Hills Energy wants you to “Call or Click Before You Dig.” Black Hills Energy spokesperson Melissa Garcia says it’s best to be safe by calling a toll-free number at least two days before you begin your outdoor project…
Garcia says a homeowner can also schedule online at: www.ne1call.com or download the Nebraska 811 app, which is free. After your call, utility specialists will respond within two days to mark the approximate location of buried utility lines at your site with color-coded paint or flags – at no charge to you. Yellow, for example, marks gas lines and red marks electric lines. Failure to comply with “Call Before You Dig” laws can result in civil penalties or the cost of expensive repairs to utilities and private property. Visit www.call811.com or www.ne1call.com for more information about 811 and safe digging practices.
About Black Hills Energy
Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) is a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company with a tradition of improving life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, the company serves 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers in eight states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. More information is available at: www.blackhillscorp.com and www.blackhillsenergy.com.