One of the things we talk about often in this blog is the Mock Line Strike/PipelineResponse events that let you witness what happens when a buried gas line is struck by accident.
We had over 250 in attendance at a recent event in Georgetown – but a lot more people saw it on tv after Austin’s KXAN did a story.
Your Damage Prevention Councils of Texas and Damage Prevention Managers are media saavy.
Coverage of the 811 message so far this year has reached Katy, Corpus Christi, Mercedes, Laredo, Gonzales, Bryan, Fort Stockton, Midland, Mesquite, Denison, Georgetown, Austin, Abilene, Amarillo, Tyler, Wichita Falls, Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Longview, Waco, Temple, Killeen, Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Weslaco, El Paso, San Angelo, Lubbock, Texarkana, Paris and Lufkin.
Yes, that’s pretty much the entire state of Texas, once you add in the smaller towns that fall within the media footprint of the larger cities. And all of this publicity never costs our Damage Prevention Councils a dime.
Our goal is promotion of the 811 message across Texas. Attend one of our Damage Prevention Council meetings and see how we do it – even better, attend one of our Damage Prevention Council meetings and be a part of spreading the word for safe digging in Texas.
Out of sight should never mean out of mind. Your DPC’s of Texas are working hard to be your connection to safety.
Don’t forget that the International Utility Locate Rodeo is coming up Thursday – Saturday October 11 – 13 in Denton, Texas.
Until next week, safe digging!