The Direction

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

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

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

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

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...