Georgia Magazine - April 2018 - 9

Thank you, linemen!

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lectric utility linemen help keep the lights on whenever you flip the switch.
Their expertise and knowledge are vital each day but especially critical
when outages occur and power must be restored. Working with electricity
is inherently dangerous, but the hazards linemen encounter are often compounded by extreme weather conditions and difficult terrain, such as remote
mountain areas, rivers, streams and swamps.
For this type of extraordinary work and the important role they perform
each day, electric utilities in Georgia have designated April as Linemen Appreciation Month. Take time today to thank your local co-op line crew!

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April is Safe
Digging Month

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as the cable TV service ever gone
out right as your team was about
to kick that game-winning field
goal? Or has the power gone out in
the middle of making dinner? While
these could have been storm-related
outages, nearly 1,000 of these incidents each month are caused by unsafe digging practices in Georgia.
As summer approaches, more
people are outside doing yardwork,
and that makes April, designated
Safe Digging Month, the perfect time
to remind everyone how to practice
safe digging habits. Even small projects, such as planting a shrub, can
cause damage to underground utilities, so it is best to contact Georgia
811 to determine where and how to
dig for any project.
Simply call 811 or go online to
Georgia811.com before you dig and
tell them where you want to dig. The
affected utility companies will come
out to mark your digging area. Using
Georgia 811 is safe, free and easy.
Meghan Wade, president of
Georgia 811, stresses that calling first
"not only helps prevent utility damage but can also help to avoid serious
injury, environmental damage, utility
service interruptions, project delays,
extensive repairs and legal problems.
Contacting 811 should be the first
step in any safe digging project."
Plus, you don't want to be that
neighbor.
-Katie Cowart

April 2018

The lineman specialty license plate is still available and helps show your appreciation for
electric lineworkers while supporting a worthy cause. Proceeds from the sales of the plate
go to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation in Augusta, which helps the families of
burn patients. Visit bit.ly/gaprstgp for details.

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Georgia Magazine - April 2018 - Intro
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