NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Aug. 10, 2018 – To ensure the highest level of safety, Nicor Gas continues to support National 811 Day, recognized each Aug. 11 (8/11), by joining other utility companies, one-call centers, damage prevention advocates and professional contractors to raise public awareness that state law requires a call to 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects.
Making a toll-free call to 811 in advance of digging projects, such as planting a garden, building a deck or putting in a swimming pool, can help prevent injuries, property damages and inconvenient utility outages.
Nicor Gas encourages homeowners and contractors to follow the below safe digging guidelines:
Learn more about natural gas safety at www.nicorgas.com/safety.
About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.
About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with 774,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at southerncompanygas.com.
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