WASHINGTON CO., Va. -

     Every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone began digging and didn't check to see what was underground, like a natural gas line.

     That's why the month of April has been set aside as national safe digging month.
The process only takes a few minutes and could save you thousands of dollars in damage and you may even save a life.

     The folks at Atmos Energy are asking you to call before you dig. It’s a simple phone call, just dial 8-1-1 and set up an appointment for someone to come out and mark any utility that might be buried where you plan to dig.