safe digging partner of the month

Greensboro, NC (December 3, 2015)Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) earned the top spot in November and became the North Carolina 811 Safe Digging Partner of the month. PWC connects customers throughout Fayetteville/Cumberland County to award-winning service for electricity, water and wastewater treatment. They offer the service excellence and community commitment only a local municipal utility can provide. You can count on PWC to provide an exceptional level of reliable and safe utility services and to be prepared 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to customer emergencies and outages.

PWC hosts the Cumberland County Utility Coordinating Committee (UCC) meetings each month at their facility at 955 Old Wilmington Road in Fayetteville. The UCC meetings serve as a resource for Cumberland County to discuss planning, engineering, and construction projects countywide. Education is key with PWC; they have hosted our ever growing Pipes Plus program and they also highly recommend the use of the North Carolina 811 app to their employees in the field.

Recently, PWC employees reached a new safety milestone, having worked over five million work hours with no lost-time injuries.  The last lost-time injury was in November 2011. The accomplishment was recognized by the North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry, on October 23, 2015 and marks the first time in PWC’s nearly 110 year history that employees have surpassed the five million hour mark with no lost-time injuries.

When NC811 presented our Safe Digging Partner certificate on November 30, 2015 to Rick Davis, PWC Water Resources Operations Manager, he said, “The Fayetteville Public Works Commission works very hard to put out information to the public and to contractors about digging safely and calling North Carolina 811 before digging.”

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About NC811
Since 1978 North Carolina 811 has provided you a fast and easy communications link with your local utility providers.  You give us your locate information, we transmit it to the utilities and then they send out locators to mark your underground lines for FREE.  So remember, call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three full working days before you plan on digging.  More information about the services of NC811 is available at

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