April 24, 2012 - Duluth: Georgia 811 announces the
release of the Georgia 811 Mobile App. Created to allow excavators,
utility owner operators and homeowners an additional access to the
Positive Response Information System, or PRIS, from Android devices
2.1 or greater.
Contacting Georgia 811 before you dig is the first step in the
safe digging process. Waiting the required amount of time for the
utility owner/operators to mark their underground lines is the next
step. PRIS is the communication tool that allows the utility
companies respond to the person requested the lines be marked. A
utility company uses a number of codes to communicate what steps
they have taken to complete the diggers locate request.
Examples of this would be 1A, Marked; 3A, Unmarked: Locate
technician could not gain access to complete the request. Locator
will contact excavator. or 5, No conflict, utility is outside of
requested work site. For a full list of PRIS codes and
definitions click here.
Each code tells the excavator the status of their locate
request. The Georgia 811 Mobile App allows excavators to access
this information from mobile devices, or for Utility Owners, to
enter their response to the locate request. The Georgia 811 Mobile
App will also provide you with the locate request details.
In short, by using your locate request number the following
actions may be done via the app:
- Homeowners - use the app to track and check the
status of your locate request to ensure all utilities have
responded before beginning to dig.
- Excavators - use the app to check the latest
responses from utilities on the status of all your locate requests.
Never have to print and keep up with a paper copy of the ticket
- Utility Owners/Members - use the app to respond to
PRIS once locate requests have been located. Enter the request
number, respond, and move to the next one!
Georgia 811 Mobile App or go to http://goo.gl/r81Jy
Also, don't forget the new eTicket for the homeowners. eTicket
is an online form to apply for a locate request, or dig ticket.
Once logged on to www.Georgia811.com, simply
fill out the online form. This will send your information to a
Georgia 811 CSR who then completes the application for you
notifying the member utility companies who have service in the dig
area. This notification from is what prompts member utility
companies who will then dispatch locate technicians to mark
underground lines with colored flags and paint. By respecting
the location of the paint marks and flags you can avoid dangerous
contact with underground facilities. On average, Georgia 811, will
notify seven member utility companies where digging will take
place. Use the Georgia 811 Mobile App to see if all the
notified utilities have responded to your locate request before
beginning your project.
Notify Georgia 811 at least two (2) business days before
excavation begins on public and private property, rights of way and
easements. Know what's below. Call before you dig. Simply dial 811
or log on to www.Georgia811.com.
Established in 1974, Georgia 811 is a non-profit organization
comprised of over 700-member utility companies, including cities
and counties throughout Georgia that benefit through reductions in
lost time, accidents, service interruptions and costly repairs.
Georgia 811 has been an industry leader in preventing damage to
underground utility facilities and promoting safety and efficiency
through high quality and economical notification services. In
addition, Georgia 811 provides training and education while
encouraging compliance with all applicable laws.
Georgia 811 strives to encourage four Dig Safely practices: 1)
Call before you dig. 2) Wait the required amount of time for
marking. 3) Respect the marks. 4) Dig with care.
Georgia 811, keeping Georgians safe and connected. Call Before
You Dig, every project, every time, dial 811 or (1-800-282-7411)
from any part of the state. For more information, visit the Georgia
811 web site at www.Georgia811.com. For more
about the Georgia "Dig Law", visit the Georgia Public Service
Commission's website at www.psc.state.ga.us .