The Direction

Mark Stowe said, “The only thing better than being on the water with friends and catching fish is “being on the water with friends and catching fish while delivering the 811 message.” That’s what The Direction is all about. Mark said, “The success of the show is...

Providing water to rural Mississippi comes with many challenges

By Michael Downes 811 Magazines.   Nothing is as precious as a commodity that you can’t get. And water tops that list. For the last century, most Americans have taken for granted running water at their homes and businesses. In Mississippi, much of that water flows...

2018 International Locate Rodeo

In 1785 Robert Burns, the poet, wrote, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry…” or something like that. Of course, to us today, it means that no matter how carefully an event or project is planned, something may still go wrong with it. October 11 – 13,...

Supply-Side Water Efficiency Strategies

By Doug Meeks, Texas811 Texas doesn’t have a drop of water to waste, so when an excavator ruptures your pipeline after they called 811 but didn’t call you, it’s much more than a broken pipe - it’s a broken system. Many water utility operators, large and small,...

The Power of Safe Digging

By: Ken Gilmore, Alabama Power Company Alabama Power Company is impacted by the Underground Damage Prevention State Law in two very important ways: as an excavator and as an underground facility operator. Not only are we digging trenches, installing new anchors, and...

OHIO811 Welcomes Oil & Gas Producers

OHIO811 is pleased to welcome new members transitioning from OGPUPS. In mid-September, the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (O.U.P.S.), in collaboration with the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and the Ohio Gas Producers Underground Protection Service (OGPUPS),...

Keeping the Lights On

By Roger Cox, President, ACTS Now, Inc. Even after all these years of flying across the country, I’m still fascinated by the millions of city lights that appear on the horizon about the same time as we’re told to put our seats and trays in the locked and upright...

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