Whether its time to put up a new fence, plant a tree or dig up a few shrubs, officials with Atmos Energy are urging local citizens to dial 811.
April is National Safe Digging Month and officials want citizens to know where their natural gas and other buried utility lines are located before they dig.
According to the American Gas Association, about 60 percent of all incidents on utility distribution pipelines result from excavation damage.
In Kentucky, residents are required by state law to dial 811 before they dig and requires at least two days notice before excavation can begin.
The nationwide 811 one-call program is free, and Atmos Energy officials say it can save residents time and money.