NIPSCO Holds Indiana 811 Digging Contest

By: Kyle Hovanec Last Updated: June 22, 2015

Digging season is in full swing and NIPSCO is celebrating with 811 Sweepstakes In-1!

To celebrate safe digging and proper preparation using the 811 number, NIPSCO is inviting anyone who makes an underground location request to Indiana 811 through either a business or individual to enter the contest, running until September 7, 2015.

Entries are accepted through either phone by calling 811 within a NIPSCO Service Territory or by visiting Indiana 811’s website.

The winner will receive a home improvement gift card from a hardware retailer (Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, or Home Depot) with a value of $811. The winner will be chosen on September 8th, 2015. Winners will be notified through either phone, email, or traditional postage.

Indiana Law requires all property owners to have underground utilities located and marked before any digging is started on their land. Whether a tree is being planted, a new fence is being put in or a child’s playset is being built, it is critical that one calls Indiana 811 at least 48 hours in advance.

Indiana 811 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By calling 811 or visiting the website 811now.com, utility crews can come to your property and mark the locations of underground utilities at no extra charge.