April 1st marks the beginning of National Safe Digging Month. South Carolina 811 is encouraging others to “dig safely” across the State. Below you will find ways in which we are celebrating and promoting 811 during the month.


SC811 is providing stakeholders a full suite of tools to use in spreading the word about safe digging throughout April!

Banner Orders

SC811 Fast Facts

Governor’s Proclamation

Attorney General NSDM Post

NSDM Social Media Messages

NSDM News

NSDM Graphic

NSDM Info Graphic

National Safe Digging Month Billboard


Safe Digging Month Planned Activities

During the month of April, we like to educate about the importance of safe digging.

Our efforts to prevent utility and infrastructure damage are part of our ultimate priority: The safety and well-being of our members, stakeholders, staff, and citizens. Due to the increasing risk surrounding the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) we have had to cancel April’s live events.*

Safe Digging Month from our Members

Are you doing anything to celebrate Safe Digging Month? If so, please send pictures and information to marketing@sc811.com and we will feature you on our social media pages.

Week of April 1st

April 1 – Release of the SC811 Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2021 Edition and Launch of the NSDM #PetsofSC811 Contest

April 2 – Social Media post – Don’t miss your chance to sign up for The Global Excavation Safety VIRTUAL Conference

Week of April 5th

April 5 – Social Media Post – SC811 Member Spotlight

April 6 – Day 1 of the Global Excavation Safety Conference

April 7 – Day 2 of the Global Excavation Safety Conference and Social Media post – Meet the PA Team

April 8 – Day 3 of the Global Excavation Safety Conference

April 9 – Social Media post – NSDM #PetsofSC811 Contest

Week of April 12th

April 12 – Social Media post – Misty Wise and Carl Carson invite Mark Stowe The Direction TV to go fishing with VIP Adventures to experience some Low Country crappie fishing and Social Media Post – SC811 Member Spotlight

April 13 – Social Media post – Check out the next episode of The Direction TV Presented by South Carolina 811 with host Mark Stowe tonight at 7pm EST on the Pursuit Channel

April 14 – Social Media post – Meet the PA Team

April 15 – Day 1 of the NUCA Spring Conference

April 16 – Day 2 of the NUCA Spring Conference and Social Media post – NSDM #PetsofSC811 Contest

Week of April 19th

April 19 – Social Media Post – SC811 Member Spotlight

April 20 – Social Media post – Earth Day is this Friday

April 21 – Social Media post – Meet the PA Team

April 22 – Social Media post – Happy Earth Day

April 23 – Last Day to Submit Your Photos for the NSDM #PetsofSC811 Contest!

Week of April 26th

April 26 – Social Media Post – SC811 Member Spotlight

April 27 – Social Media post – Arbor Day is this Friday

April 28 – Social Media post – Meet the PA Team

April 29 – Social Media Post – Safety Hero

April 30 – Social Media Post – Happy Arbor Day and NSDM #PetsofSC811 Contest Winner Announcement!!


NSDM Contest!!

This April, for National Safe Digging Month, we at SC811 invite you share photos of your pets finding utilities with the tag #PetsofSC811! We want you and your companions to see how buried utilities are truly all around us!

The next time you take a walk outside with your dog (or cat, or hamster, or lizard), keep your eyes peeled for evidence of buried facilities. These can be spray paint markings, flags, utility pedestals, or drains (see below for more info). Then, simply snap a photo of your pet alongside them! We want to meet the #PetsofSC811

If for some reason you can’t take a real picture, you’re welcome to use photo editing software to include your hard-to-relocate pets. We want as many people involved as possible (but only one submission per pet)!