May is Safe Digging Month, and this May in particular is the 10 year anniversary for Safe Digging Month.
Marianne Manko is the Public Affairs Director for Illinois Commerce Commission. She reminds residents that it is not a suggestion to call 811 before you dig, it is the law.
Bill Riley is the Assistant Director of Safety and Reliability Division with ICC. He says if residents do hit a utility line while digging they need to get their wallets ready as a heavy fine is coming their way.
Manko and Riley appeared as a guest on the NewsTalk WTIM Morning Show.