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Stay Safe – Call before you dig

811 is the LAW.  Digging a new flower bed or garden – Call 811. Even if it is just a small flower bed? How about installing a post, call 811.  Is it any different if you hire a landscaper or contractor?  No – call 811.

Even if you are worried about slowing down your project, please call 811

Surviving Ice Storms with Natural Gas

Just three weeks ago in February, Oregon’s Willamette Valley was pummeled by a 50-year ice storm.  Hundreds of thousands of homes lost electricity, as well as phone, cable, and cell service – and many neighborhoods went 10 days or more without electric service. It is important to remember what an electrified home loses without electricity: heat (no baseboard heat, no heat pump), no stove or oven for cooking, no appliances (most importantly, no coffeemaker), no lights, and no hot water. But there were no natural gas interruptions during this time.