April is Safe Digging Month and NW Natural wants to remind people to "Call Before You Dig"

Locating utility lines is free and the law

Media contact: media@nwnatural.com; 503-739-9902


April 4, 2024

PORTLAND, Ore. — NW Natural, Oregon’s largest gas utility company and one of the state’s oldest companies, wants to remind people to Call Before You Dig as the weather warms up and more people are working in their yards. For yard improvement and garden projects that involve digging, it’s important to know where underground lines for natural gas, water and other important utilities are located. Fortunately, NW Natural is part of a free “Call Before You Dig” service to avoid striking lines and provide peace of mind before starting a project.

Locating utility lines is free and the law. Call 8-1-1 at least two days prior to digging. You can also make this request via digsafelyoregon.com in Oregon or callbeforeyoudig.org/washington/ in Washington.

Our crews respond to hundreds of dig-ins or damages each year in our service territory, illustrating why it's important to call 8-1-1 at least two business days before digging.

For an interview with a NW Natural damage prevention specialist contact: Bryant.Clerkley@nwnatural.com or 636-634-8090.

About NW Natural

NW Natural is a local distribution company that currently provides natural gas service to approximately two million people in more than 140 communities through more than 800,000 meters in Oregon and Southwest Washington with one of the most modern pipeline systems in the nation. NW Natural consistently leads the industry with high J.D. Power & Associates customer satisfaction scores. NW Natural owns and operates 21 Bcf of underground gas storage capacity in Oregon. NW Natural, a part of Northwest Natural Holding Company, (NYSE: NWN) (NW Natural Holdings), is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and has been doing business for more than 160 years. NW Holdings owns NW Natural, NW Natural Renewables Holdings (NW Natural Renewables), NW Natural Water Company (NW Natural Water), and other business interests. We have a longstanding commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, and taking care of our employees and communities. Learn more in our latest ESG Report.

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