March 2017 E-Newsletter
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MS811 March News & Events 

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick's Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. Did you know the St. Patrick was not even Irish?


             Alleged Violation Report
For any complaints regarding violations to the Mississippi Regulation of Excavation ( Dig Law),  here is the place to direct someone to or you can go to and click on the AVR icon at the bottom of the page pictured below.  


Mississippi 811 in cooperation with Enertech is reaching out to our membership to see if there is enough interest to provide a Mock Strike program in our state.  The initial thoughts are to arrange to have it in the Jackson, MS area, sometime in late Summer or early Fall of 2017.  This effort will require enough sponsors to cover the costs.  If you have an interest in helping to provide this unique training and public awareness program, please click HERE and/or contact Enertech for more information.
  • Portal Updates  we are continuing daily to add the update permissions to our many users. Thank you for your patience during this transition.
  • January edition of CGA Update previews the CGA Conference & Expo, 811's 10th Anniversary celebration, their committee meetings & the annual Call Before You Divot golf tournament - See more info: Click Here.
  • MS811 Run 5th Annual 8.11k is coming up April 5, 2017 at 8:11 am. Located at Atmos Energy, 790 Liberty Rd, Flowood, MS. This event will help create public awareness in making Mississippi a safer place to live and work. To register online please click on the Register Online button. Come out and join us, there will be prizes given away - see you there!
Register Online
 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT)

Attention All Members Submitting DIRT report:
CGA's Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) supports all stakeholders by collecting and analyzing underground damage and near miss events. With your submissions, the DIRT report works to consistently depict as accurate a picture of the status of damage prevention as possible. This helps the industry in directing education, measure and trend efforts, develop best practices, and guide legislation for damage prevention.

Any CGA stakeholder may submit events to DIRT. Methods include a single event field form, automated spreadsheet, database or XML data upload. Please visit to get started and find information, tutorials and a registration link.

For more information on the DIRT program, please contact any Damage Prevention Coordinator or Fred Johnson by phone at (601) 362-4322 or email To sign up for the DIRT program, please contact Fred Johnson by phone at (601) 362-4322 or email



MS Damage Prevention Council Meetings

 Mar 7 - Tupelo Light & Water, 320 N Front St, Tupelo, MS.
 Mar 9 - Alcorn County EPA, 1909 Tate St, Corinth, MS.
 Mar 14- Bolivar County EMA, 114 South St, Cleveland, MS.
 Mar 14 - Fine Arts Building, 134 Beaver Dam Rd, Lucedale, MS.
 Mar 15 - Calhoun County Court House, 103 W Main St, Pittsboro, MS.
 Mar 16 - Olive Branch Public Works, 10175 Hwy 178, Olive Branch, MS.
 Mar 16 - Coast EPA, 18020 Hwy 603, Kiln, MS.
 Mar 21 - Itawamba County ICDC, 107 W Wigul St, Fulton, MS.
 Mar 21 - CenterPoint Energy 26 Mason St, Laurel, MS, Jones.
 Mar 22 - Atmos Energy,14000 New Africa Rd, Clarksdale, MS.
 Mar 22 -  Coast EPA, 18020 Hwy 603 Kiln, MS.
 Mar 23 - City Hall, 301 S First St, Brookhaven, MS.
 Mar 23 - Atmos Energy, 2525 Sunset Dr, Grenada, MS.

 **For more information please contact your area DPC coordinator by clicking on**
  ** For information on upcoming Pipeline Safety meetings please click on the following link:    **
 For emergency request please contact the Call Center by dialing 811 or (800) 227-6477. 

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