Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed April 16-22 as Diggers Hotline Week in Wisconsin as a part of a national campaign to promote the entire month of April as Safe Digging Month.
The Public Service Commission also is asking Wisconsin residents to participate in the 811 promise by calling 811 a few days before digging, waiting the required time, locating accurately, respecting marks and digging carefully.
Failure to call before starting an outdoor project results in more than 200,000 digging accidents per year, according to Public Service Commision.
To file a request, contact Diggers Hotline by dialing 811 or visiting diggershotline.com.