BBI Attends City of San Marcos Proclamation Signing for National Safe Digging Month

Left to Right - Row 1: Mayor Jane Hughson, Jon Clack-W/WW, Ning Zou-Transportation, Oscar de la Cruz-San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU), Sabas Avila-Assistant Director Transportation, Wendy Ullman-CenterPoint, Pina Rodriguez-HR Risk Management, Don Alcala-SMEU, Nelda Juarez-CenterPoint, James Gambino-CenterPoint; Row 2: Tyler Hjorth-Assistant Director Electric Utility, Raymond Nutall-SMEU, Jerome Vernon-SMEU, Jerilyn Green-Binkley & Barfield, Inc. (BBI), Mandy Riske-HR Risk Management, Brian Rice-BBI, Anabelle Nieto-SMEU; Row 3: Adam Rossing-Drainage, Steve Parker-Assistant City Manager, Councilman Ed Mihalkanin, Councilman Saul Gonzales, Tom Taggart-Executive Director of Public Services.

Left to Right - Row 1: Mayor Jane Hughson, Jon Clack-W/WW, Ning Zou-Transportation, Oscar de la Cruz-San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU), Sabas Avila-Assistant Director Transportation, Wendy Ullman-CenterPoint, Pina Rodriguez-HR Risk Management, Don Alcala-SMEU, Nelda Juarez-CenterPoint, James Gambino-CenterPoint; Row 2: Tyler Hjorth-Assistant Director Electric Utility, Raymond Nutall-SMEU, Jerome Vernon-SMEU, Jerilyn Green-Binkley & Barfield, Inc. (BBI), Mandy Riske-HR Risk Management, Brian Rice-BBI, Anabelle Nieto-SMEU; Row 3: Adam Rossing-Drainage, Steve Parker-Assistant City Manager, Councilman Ed Mihalkanin, Councilman Saul Gonzales, Tom Taggart-Executive Director of Public Services.

In honor of April being National Safe Digging month, BBI Austin’s Brian Rice, PE and Jerilyn Green recently attended a City of San Marcos proclamation signing by Mayor Jane Hughson about safe digging awareness on Monday, April 1.

A recent survey revealed more than 40 percent of homeowners who plan to dig this year will put themselves and others at risk by not calling 811 before starting. Making a free call to 811 before digging for home improvement projects—including landscaping or installing a mailbox—can prevent damage to underground utility lines and keep communities safe.

If your DIY home improvement projects include tasks such as planting shrubs and trees, installing a fence or patio, or anything else requiring digging, make sure that you call 811 a few days in advance to have the approximate location of buried utilities marked before breaking ground!

For more safety information, please visit https://call811.com/