Dominion East Ohio Reminds Customers To Call 811 Before Digging
CLEVELAND, April 14, 2014
CLEVELAND, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the arrival of the spring
landscaping and construction season, Dominion East Ohio reminds homeowners and
excavating contractors to work safely and comply with state law by calling the
Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS), toll-free, at either 811 or
1-800-362-2764 before digging.
State law requires customers and contractors to call OUPS at least two working
days before digging to prevent potential injuries from accidental utility line
dig-ins. Third-party damage is the leading cause of accidents involving
"The safety of our customers and the communities we serve is Dominion East
Ohio's paramount concern," said Scott Miller, vice president and general
manager. "We urge property owners and contractors to invest a few minutes in
calling 811 at least 48 hours before digging. This will ensure a safe
OUPS will alert Dominion and other participating utilities of customer and
contractor plans to dig. OUPS will ask these utilities to mark the approximate
location of their underground gas lines and utility cables so that customers
won't find them by accident. Also, for safety's sake, customers and
contractors should only dig around utility lines by hand.
For more natural gas safety information, customers can visit
www.dom.com/about/safety/contractor-safety.jsp, or www.domsafety.com or
Dominion East Ohio is a subsidiary of Dominion, (NYSE:D) is one of the
nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of
approximately 23,600 megawatts of generation, 10,900 miles of natural gas
transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,400 miles of electric
transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas
storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves
retail energy customers in 10 states. For more information about Dominion,
visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
SOURCE Dominion East Ohio
Contact: Neil Durbin, (216) 736-6239
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