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Dig Safely New York to Host Family-Friendly Community Day Event

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About Dig Safely New York, Inc.

Dig Safely New York, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that protects homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, communities, and professionals, by working as the liaison between community members and underground utility operators.

Dig Safely New York is the only one-call center that serves all of New York State, except for New York City and Long Island, which is served by NY811.

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Kevin Hopper, Executive Dir. of Dig Safely New York: “On August 11, 2019, Dig Safely New York is hosting a Community Day. This day is intended to be a free family-friendly event that commemorates our organization’s 50-year anniversary and celebrates 811 Day, which serves as a natural calendar date to bring awareness to the importance of damage prevention.”

This is the first time Dig Safely New York has hosted an event like this for its 811 Day activities. With more than 15 vendors, it will give everyone something fun to do on a Sunday in August.

Kevin Hopper, Executive Dir. of Dig Safely New York: “We’ll have presentations from The Wild Animal Park. The Syracuse Mets will be here. The American Cancer Society is bringing out its big blow-up chair. It’s going to be a great event for parents and their kids!”

The event is from 11:00am to 5:00pm. There will be a variety of food trucks on-site to purchase a meal.

Kevin Hopper, Executive Dir. of Dig Safely New York: “We’re excited to have this variety of vendors, but most importantly we’re excited for members of the community to tour our new facility and see what we do to keep their neighborhoods safe.”

Kevin Hopper, Executive Dir. of Dig Safely New York: “Not only is the event free for families, but attendees will also get free items from the vendors and Dig Safely New York. And, families can collect raffle tickets at each vendor they visit. Attendees will be able to use these raffle tickets to enter to win a prize of their choice, donated by regional businesses like gift certificates to Turning Stone Casino and Resort and a prize pack from Syracuse Crunch, to name a few.”

For more information about the event, you can visit www.digsafelynewyork.com/communityday. You can also follow our event on our Facebook page under events.


Dig Safely New York Pushes Online Request Platform This Summer



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Summer is officially in full swing – which means homeowners will be spending time outdoors, gardening, building outdoor patios and digging.

Kevin Hopper, Executive Dir. of Dig Safely New York: “We are in the midst of construction season, and our busiest time of the year. Our call volume is at a record high and our hold times are longer than normal. To alleviate unnecessary stress and time for projects, we have online options for professional excavators and for homeowners to utilize to submit a location request before their outdoor digging project – i-Notice and Single Address Ticket.”

The Single Address Ticket allows any homeowner in New York to place their request online before they dig.”

Kevin Hopper, Executive Dir. of Dig Safely New York: “It is well known that damages to underground utility lines can cause inconvenient outages to neighborhoods, businesses, or vital resources like hospitals or 911 centers. With the New York summer humidity, we don’t want anyone risking knocking out power or entire neighborhood because they hit the electrical line that could have been avoided.”

You simply add your email address, click agree, get the code sent to your email and start the process. From there, you select your area and all additional information required. Once the ticket is complete, then all the necessary utilities are immediately notified.

Kevin Hopper, Executive Dir. of Dig Safely New York: “We created these online tools to streamline the process for professionals and homeowners, alike. Location Requests can be placed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days through our online or phone services. Our online options give individuals the opportunity to place these requests anytime, anywhere they have Internet access, offering more flexibility and freedom.”

If you want to submit a location request online, visit www.digsafelynewyork.com/singleaddressticket.