Today is 8-11: AEP Reminds You to Call 811 Before You Dig

Today is 8-11: AEP Reminds You to Call 811 Before You Dig

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Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 12:15pm

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Utility services that people depend on, such as cable TV, high-speed Internet, landline telephone, electric, gas, water and sewer, are buried underground in many communities. Striking one of these lines can result in inconvenient outages for entire neighborhoods, harm to yourself or someone else, and repair costs.

Smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Whether you are a homeowner or professional excavator, one call to 811 before you dig gets your underground utility lines marked for FREE. This short video details the entire 811 process, including safe digging distances, so please share it with everyone you can.

AEP - American Electric Power
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.

AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).