Georgia 811’s mascot, Digger Dog recently visited Midway Elementary School encouraging students in 2nd and 3rdgrades to “know what’s below and call before they dig.”

Sharing safety information and having a bit of fun, Digger explained the importance of not damaging underground utility lines by digging safely, how to be safe near overhead power lines and what to do if the power lines are down.

He also demonstrated the smell of natural gas and what students should do if they smell it. Digger also discusses what the little colored flag and paint on the ground represent and that students should never move the flags.

For more information about Digger Dog and his presentation call 770-823-3936. For more information about Georgia 811 or the Georgia Dig Law visit http://www.Georgia811.com. The number to “Call Before You Dig” is 811.

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