December 2017 E-Newsletter
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MS811 December News & Events 

December is the 12th & final month of the Gregorian calendar and the 1st month of winter. It derives it's name from the Latin word decem, meaning ten, as December was the tenth month of the oldest Roman calendar. The Latin name is derived from Decima, the middle Goddess of the Three Fates who personifies the present. According to, “December” has been the 13,414th most popular name for a baby girl in the US this year. More Apple Watches are sold in December than any other month. In the US, December is National Fruitcake Month, National Eggnog Month, National Tie Month and National Pear Month. Christmas Eve is the day preceding Christmas Day, the widely celebrated annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Mark Your Calendars


The November 2017 edition features CGA's 2018 Communications Plan, Sunshine 811's response to Hurricane Irma and upcoming changes to the DIRT field form. This edition also highlights member events held throughout the country to promote 811 and the safe digging process.

 December 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 will need to submit those updates by logging onto MSAM (Mississippi Service Area Mapping) or contact Amy Williams by dialing (601) 368-1150 or by email at
  • 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!!!
From all of us at MS 811 have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Filled with laughter, joy, peace and the love of family and friends!!


Alleged Violation Report

For any complaints regarding violations of the Mississippi Regulation of Excavation (Dig Law), please visit: or you can go to & 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. 

Portal Training (Level 3)

Web Portal users have the capability of entering their tickets in the Web Portal without having to call MS 811 and can receive their tickets without having to wait on MS 811 to complete the ticket.  Users will be able to fill out the ticket form, mark area on the map to be excavated and submit the request.  The ticket number is returned and members are notified.

If you would be interested in completing your tickets at your convenience and not to have to wait for the Call Center agent to process your ticket, please contact Gidgit Reed by email at or phone (601) 362-7581 for a brief training. Upon receiving training you will have the capability to enter locate information, mark the map & transmit the ticket immediately to generate a locate request number.

MS Damage Prevention Council Meetings

Dec 14 - Kinder Morgan Gas, 511 Crowe Rd, Columbus, MS.
Dec 20 - Monroe County Governmental Complex, 1619 Highland Dr, Amory, MS.

**For more information please contact your area DPC Coordinator by clicking on** 

Additional Information

** 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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