December  2019

Alabama 811 Welcomes New Members!
One of the top changes in Alabama’s Underground Damage Law effective January 1, 2020, is when to contact Alabama 811 with a locate request for all excavation and demolition activities.
The new law requires that excavators contact Alabama 811 two (2) Full Working Days, not counting the day of notification. 

The Notice Calendar below shows examples of when an excavator should be able to begin excavation activities depending on the day of the week that notice is given as well as any holidays that may fall within the two working day period.  This does not apply to survey/design requests that have a 5 working day notice.


Alabama 811 Excavation Manual Revision

Our new Excavation Manual will take effect January 1, 2020
2019 New Excavation Manual

For a hard copy please fill out the form at

Public Awareness
APACT Recap​​​​​​​
2019 Alabama Damage Prevention Summit Exceeds Expectations! 
National Events
DIRT Report 2018

On September 26, the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) released the latest DIRT Report. The report is published annually and is based on data entered into the Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) for a given year.

Access the full report and press release by clicking on the following link.

Additionally, CGA created a series of supporting info graphics featuring key takeaways from the 2018 DIRT Report.

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