On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, the Digger Dog Utility Safety Show presented to the 2nd & 3rd grade students at Elementary in Grayson, GA. Digger Dog and Ms. Maria explained why they should always, “Play it Safe Around all Utilities”. They went over all the underground utilities and showed them the different flag and paint colors for each utility; Red-Electricity, Yellow-Natural Gas, Blue-Water, Green-Sewer, Orange-Telecommunications (Phone, Cable TV or Internet) and White-the area their parents need to mark where they dig. They told them their parents should always “Contact 811 Before they Dig” to prevent damage and for their safety. Digger and Ms. Maria showed the students what happens if a natural gas pipeline is hit and what it sounds like when the natural gas comes out of the ground. They told the students that natural gas doesn’t have a smell, so the natural gas companies put a chemical into the gas called mercaptan which smells like a rotten egg. Ms. Maria demonstrated to the students using Power Town why they should not play around overhead power lines or pad mount transformers. She demonstrated to the students what they should do if a power line comes down on top of a school bus or car; cross their arms, keep their legs together and bunny hop away from the school bus or car.
- Digger and Ms. Maria visit Cogburn Woods Elementary
- Digger enjoyed attending Cobb EMC’s Wattson’s Birthday