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It is the homeowner or contractor’s responsibility to call 811 prior to beginning any digging or excavation at your home or construction worksite.  When underground utility lines are damaged, lives and property are unnecessarily put at risk.  Alaska Digline is a statewide, free service that locates underground utility lines.  Simply dial 811 two days prior to digging.  The utility will locate all underground piping in your area, free of charge.

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Call before you dig kids' contest


We’re excited to announce ENSTAR’s Third Annual “Call 811 Before You Dig” Kids’ Art Contest. This art contest is open to all K-6th grade students throughout ENSTAR’s service area (MatSu Borough, Anchorage Municipality, and Kenai Peninsula Borough.) Its purpose is to help spread the word on the importance of calling 811 and safe digging practices in Alaska.

In creating the artwork, children should think about these questions:

  • What number should parents, neighbors, and relatives call before they dig?
  • When should parents, neighbors, and relatives call 811?
  • Why is it important for parents, neighbors, and relatives to call 811 before they dig?

The contest is open from April 5th – 30th. Three winners will be chosen – one from each area (MatSu, Anchorage, and Kenai Peninsula). The artwork will be judged on clear messaging, original design, and artistic merit. The winners will receive an Amazon gift card and earn their choice of either a pizza or ice-cream party.

Important Entry Requirements and Notifications:

  • Artwork must be received by May 1st in order to be considered.
  • Artwork must be accompanied by the completed signed Parental Release.
  • Only one entry per student.
  • Artwork must be 100% produced by the student.
  • Artwork can be a painting or drawing. Tip: Use color in your design!
  • ENSTAR Natural Gas reserves the right to copy and modify any entry for reproduction. Entries will not be returned and may be used for future promotional opportunities.