Duluth, GA – March 17, 2011 – In an effort to make navigation easier for visitors and to create a more visually pleasing interface, Georgia 811 has unveiled a newly redesigned website, www.Georgia811.com. Visitors will now be greeted by a landing page with three options (Homeowners, Excavators, or Members) each leading to a webpage containing information specific to that target audience. While the visual enhancements are noticeable, the focus of the new design was to structure the website in a manner that helped to direct visitors to the content they seek with very little time and effort.
While many of the enhancements to the site won’t be seen by visitors, the redesign does provide straightforward navigation and better content flow based on a review of analytics created by past visitors to the site. To enhance the user interface online, and to better deliver safe digging messages, the redesigned site is better integrated with social media platforms used by Georgia 811 such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
EDEN, Georgia 811’s web ticket entry portal, is conveniently accessed on each page by clicking on the large EDEN logo in the right hand menu or from the landing page at the top right. A mobile version of the website is accessible by clicking on the mobile icon located at the top of the Homeowners, Excavators, and Members home pages just above the social media icons.
About Georgia 811 and Calling Before You Dig:
A free call to 811 begins the process of getting underground utility lines marked. Georgia 811 notifies member utility companies where and when you plan to dig. On average, one call to the Georgia 811 will notify seven utility companies where digging will take place. These member companies then dispatch locate technicians to mark the underground lines with colored paint and/or flags. By respecting the location of the paint marks and flags you can avoid dangerous contact with underground facilities.
Notify Georgia 811 at least two (2) business days before excavation begins on public and private property, rights of way and easements. Know what’s below. Call before you dig, simply dial 811.
Established in 1974, Georgia 811 is a non-profit organization comprised of over 700-member utility companies, including cities and counties throughout Georgia that benefit through reductions in lost time, accidents, service interruptions and costly repairs. Georgia 811 has been an industry leader in preventing damage to underground utility facilities and promoting safety and efficiency through high quality and economical notification services. In addition UPC provides training and education while encouraging compliance with all applicable laws.
Georgia 811 strives to encourage four Dig Safely practices: 1) Call before you dig. 2) Wait the required amount of time for marking. 3) Respect the marks. 4) Dig with care.