Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) (Chesapeake Utilities) wants to remind our natural gas, propane and electric customers as well as all contractors that today, August 11, is ‘National Call Before You Dig Day,’ a reminder to call 811 and have utility-owned underground lines marked prior to digging. A survey conducted earlier this year by the Common Ground Alliance, the national association that promotes the 811 phone number and safe digging practices, projected that nearly 40 percent of homeowners who planned to dig this year for various projects, were likely to put themselves and their communities at risk by not calling 811 prior to digging.

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