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November 2017 E-Newsletter
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MS811 November News & Events 

November is the 11th month of the year and is right between winter and fall. Topaz or citrine is the birthstone for the month, the zodiac signs are Scorpio and Sagittarius & the flower is chrysanthemum. Football is the main sport of the month because of its beautiful weather. In Nov. 1889 North Dakota became the 39th state & South Dakota the 40th state of the United States. Events for the Month: Men's Health Awareness, World Vegan, Novel Writing, National Good Nutrition & National Sleep Comfort Month. The 4th Thursday of the month is Thanksgiving Day - a time to give thanks for the many blessing you've been granted thus far.

Mark Your Calendars
 

  

The October 2017 edition of CGA Update recaps the 811 Hot Air Balloon’s trip to the world’s largest and most acclaimed balloon festival, as well as CGA members’ collective efforts on a post-Hurricane Harvey public service announcement campaign in Texas. This month’s edition also features an update on the upcoming changes to the DIRT submission form, a preview of the 2018 Communications Plan’s release via webinar and damage prevention activity updates from members across the country.


 October Events/News         
  • Database - all member utility companies should make certain MS811 has the most accurate area coverage for your underground facilities. When adding new utilities underground you submit those updates by logging onto MSAM (Mississippi Service Area Mapping) or contact Amy Williams by dialing (601) 368-1150 or by email at database@ms811.org.
  • New Mobile App - A new version of the MS 811 app has been uploaded to the Google Play & App Store in August. Please uninstall the current & download the newest version, on your mobile phone, for optimal performance and access to entering your tickets on-the-go.
  • New Homeowner Form - Visit MS811 website to view our creation. Select Submit a Locate Request, Homeowner/Individual & fill out the form in its entirety. You will need to provide: driving directions from the nearest intersecting road, where on the job site the underground facilities need to be marked & any additional information helpful to the locators.    If you are submitting tickets on the behalf of the company that you are employed by, please select Contractor/Utility Company and you will be transferred to the Portal. If you do not already have a Portal account, please select Sign Up.
  • Surveys - To provide us feedback on our services, take a moment to visit MS 811 website and fill out our survey. Two surveys are available, one for Member Utilities & the other for Excavators (CSR Survey).  For more information: Members Click Here &  Excavators Click Here.
  • Keep Mississippi Safe!!!

 

 
Alleged Violation Report

For any complaints regarding violations of the Mississippi Regulation of Excavation (Dig Law), please visit: 
http://www.msundergroundfacilitiesdamageprevention.com/agree.php or you can go to www.ms811.org & click on the AVR icon at the bottom of the page. You may also simply click on the AVR button above to be directed to the site.
 

MS Damage Prevention Council Meetings

Nov 7 - Prentiss County Agri Center, 2301 N 2nd St, Booneville, MS.
Nov 14 - MDOT, 150 Hwy 51 N, Batesville, MS.
Nov 15 - Train Depot, 102 S Ash Ave, Collins, MS.
Nov 16- Alcorn County EPA, 1909 Tate St, Corinth, MS.

**For more information please contact your area DPC
Coordinator by clicking on http://ms1call.org/damage-prevention/** 


Additional Information

** For information on upcoming Pipeline Safety meetings please click on the following link:  http://ms.pipeline-awareness.com/meeting_schedule **    
   

For emergency request please contact the Call Center by dialing 811 or (800) 227-6477. 
 


2017 Mississippi Damage Prevention Summit

The 2017 Mississippi Damage Prevention Summit is now in our rear view mirror.  Those who were not in attendance missed out on one of the best and most informative Summits to date.  The Golden Nugget conference venue was spacious, and the staff was accommodating to our needs.  The rooms were affordable, very friendly, and comfortable.  On that account, gear up for the 2018 Summit and mark your calendars!  The 2018 Summit will be at the Golden Nugget Casino, Biloxi.  The dates will be November 7-9.

Don’t miss out!  See you there! 




     

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