Beaufor-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority and SCE&G are urging residents to call 811 before digging on their property.
Calling 811 connects residents to the statewide calling center that notifies utility companies of a digging project. These companies will send professionals to locate and mark underground utilities in the project area before digging begins.
Depths of utilities vary, so digging before they are properly marked can lead to outages, fines, costly repairs and even injuries.
To learn more about 811 and safe digging practices, go to www.sc1pups.org.