DOVER, DE – With August 11 quickly approaching, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) wants this date on the calendar, 8/11, to serve as a reminder to its natural gas, propane and electric customers as well as all contractors to call 811 to 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 42 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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