August News

Digger Dog School Show Reservations

It’s a new school year and Digger Dog is taking reservations to visit second and third graders throughout Georgia. Digger Dog and Georgia 811 Education Administrator Maria Copeland present a free 35-minute utility safety presentation that covers important principles such as the importance of smelling gas and acting fast and how to be safe around overhead utility lines. For more information and to make a reservation, visit or email Maria Copeland at


811 Day

August 11, 811 Day, is just around the corner! Georgia 811 offers a resource page for logos, talking tips and more: Let us know how you’re celebrating this special safety day by emailing and we’ll feature you in an upcoming newsletter!


Fix This Build That

Georgia 811 has partnered with acclaimed YouTube woodworker Brad Rodriguez and his team at Fix This Build That to sponsor a DIY fire pit video tutorial for beginners! Check out the video here!


Home Depot Gift Cards

August is here and we’re giving away FIVE $100 Home Depot gift cards this month in celebration of 811 Day! Make sure to enter by Monday, August 15, at 5pm ET by visiting the Georgia 811 Facebook page.



Have you secured a Safe Digging Proclamation for 811 Day in your local community? Let us know so that your Utility Coordinating Committee can be awarded at the inaugural Damage Prevention Summit on October 6. Email with your proclamation details.


Dig Law Updates

In case you missed it – Georgia 811 now provides an online training session featuring the 2022 Updates to the Georgia Dig Law that will go into effect on September 1. Visit the homepage for a link to the training. Spanish training will be available in the coming weeks.


Save The Date

Registration for the Georgia 811 Damage Prevention Summit will open on August 11! Visit for information on the October 6 event.