Friday, August 11 is National Safe Digging Day, where the importance of calling 811 two business days before digging is recognized across the nation. To keep everyone safe when digging, PG&E is urging all of its customers, excavators, first responders and businesses across the state to promote the free 811 service and most importantly – to use the service two business days ahead of any digging projects. PG&E wants to send the message that no digging project is too small – any time a shovel or digging tool strikes the earth, you need to call 811 two days prior to the project start date. Whether you’re planting a tree, installing a mailbox or performing a large-scale excavation, calling 811 or using the new online tool 811express.com should always be the first step. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and pge.com/news.