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Dial Before You Dig this DIY season

07 December 2018

This holiday break if you plan on building or landscaping on your property, make sure you are aware of underground pipes and cables before you dig.

Gunnedah Shire Council is part of the Dial Before You Dig campaign to reduce accidents and damages associated with underground infrastructure.

Council’s Chief Engineer Daniel Noble said it is easy to access information about the location of underground pipes and cable networks via the free national service.

"The Dial Before You Dig program can provide assistance to anyone who is doing excavation work, whether you are a homeowner landscaping your yard or large contractors doing major excavation works,” Mr Noble said.

“It is designed to prevent damage to infrastructure and disruption to services, as well as improving public safety.”

Mr Noble said Dial Before You Dig acts as a single point of contact for the public to receive information about underground networks.

“By making it easy for people to get the information they need, they can hopefully avoid the costs, disruptions and dangers associated with unexpectedly digging into underground infrastructure,” he said.

Gunnedah Shire Council recommends obtaining accurate information about a work site to significantly minimise the risk of injury and personal liability.

To use this free service, visit www.1100.com.au, phone 1100 or download the app ‘Dial Before You Dig’ to your mobile device.

Photo: This holiday period, Gunnedah Shire Council Chief Engineer Daniel Noble wants you to be prepared and dial before you dig.

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