Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department wants August 11th, or 8/11, to serve as a reminder for residents and contractors to always call 811 to locate buried utility lines before beginning any digging project.
Calling 811 connects to Tennessee 811, the local one-call center, which notifies utility companies of the intent to dig.
Professional locators are sent to the requested digging site to mark the locations of underground lines, free of charge, with flags, spray paint or both.
Locating and avoiding underground lines is important, and every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811.
Striking a line could cause injury or a power or water outage, and could require expensive repairs and fines. Even when digging down only a few inches, the risk of striking an underground utility line still exists. Installing a mailbox, building a deck, or planting a tree are all examples of projects that need a call to 811 before starting.
“On August 11th , we remind homeowners and professional contractors alike to call 811 before digging to eliminate the risk of striking an underground utility line,” Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said. “This is the only way to know which utilities are buried in your area.”
About Clarksville Gas and Water
Clarksville Gas and Water is proud to safely and efficiently deliver natural gas, water and sewer services to the citizens of Clarksville-Montgomery County by a courteous and professional team of knowledgeable employees.
Natural gas service is also provided to Robertson and Cheatham counties in Tennessee, Christian and Todd counties in Kentucky and to the Fort Campbell, Kentucky military installation.
CGW is also home to the City Engineering Office that provides expert design and support for water and sewer system capital improvement projects.
Clarksville Gas and Water Department’s main office is located at 2215 Madison Street, Clarksville, Tennessee. The phone is 931.645.7400. Hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
For an emergency after hours, call 931.645.0116, 4:30pm-8:00am Weekends and Holidays.
For more information about Clarksville Gas and Water, visit their website at www.clarksvillegw.com