Albany, N.Y. (NEWS 10) – New York State is urging homeowners to dig safely this spring, advising you should call 811 before starting a digging project.
In 2016, an estimated $1.5 billion in preventable damages were made to underground utilities.
To help educate professionals and community members, dig safely New York is hosting its 12th annual excavator safety seminar series.
Last year more than 3,600 guests attended the training’s.
A full schedule of the seminars is as follows, for more information visit: www.digsafelynewyork.com/ess:
– Tuesday, march 13
Syracuse: SRC arena and Onondaga community college
– Wednesday, march 14
Suffern: Rockland community college field house
– Thursday, march 15
Wappinger Falls: villa borghese
– Tuesday, march 20
Saratoga Springs: Saratoga city center
– Wednesday, march 21
Herkimer: Herkimer county community college
– Thursday, march 22
Potsdam: SUNY Potsdam’s Barrington student union
– Tuesday, march 27
Hamburg: the events center on the fairgrounds
– Wednesday, march 28
Victor: pinnacle athletic campus
– Thursday, march 29
Elmira: Elmira College’s Murray athletic center