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National 811 Day is a reminder to always call 8-1-1 before digging

IPL reminds Hoosiers to follow safe digging practices

 


August 9, 2018

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), wants to remind customers that this Saturday is National 811 Day, and we encourage all customers to put safety first and call 8-1-1 at least two full business days ahead of your scheduled start date. To ensure safety, you’ll need to know where electrical, gas, and other utility lines are located on your property. Not only will doing so avoid headaches and make your job easier, but you will steer clear of potential utility outages, repair costs, and serious or sometimes even fatal injuries.

IPL is a member of the Indiana Utility Underground Plant Protection Service, a free state-wide service that will notify your utility companies to send representatives to the site and clearly mark the location of their underground lines and pipes. If you do not complete your digging or construction projects within 10 business days after the initial marking, you will need to call back to have the utility lines marked for verification.

Additionally, please visit IPLpower.com to download our Right Tree Right Place brochure and look for tips to plant smart with the utilities in mind.

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About Indianapolis Power & Light Company and AES.
Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric service to more than 490,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit www.IPLpower.com or connect with us at www.twitter.com/IPLpower, www.facebook.com/IPLpower or www.linkedin.com/company/IPLpower.

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2017 revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.comFollow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

Media Contact:
Claire Dalton
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
Office: 317.829.7737
claire.dalton@aes.com