August 09, 2019
Merrick, NY (August 9, 2019) – This Sunday, New York American Water will recognize 811 Day and join other utilities in urging homeowners and contractors throughout New York to call 8-1-1 prior to digging. Digging projects, large and small, are the leading cause of water main damage throughout the country. New York American Water encourages its customers to take advantage of the free service New York 811 offers to identify underground utilities before starting a digging project to avoid risk to safety, costly repairs and potential interruptions to service.
“We are reminding homeowners and contractors—on August 11 and every day—to call 8-1-1 before starting any digging projects to mark where utility lines are located,” said Lynda DiMenna, President of New York American Water. “No matter the size of your digging project, whether it’s planting a t...