I apologize for posting here if this is not the proper forum for this question. I looked around the website for another type of access that might be better, but couldn't find one.
HGTV provides a valuable service to millions of people across the country who want to improve their homes or property. As someone who has worked to protect the public by preventing damage to buried utility lines for the past 30 years, I often wonder why HGTV does not include more content about calling 811 prior to excavating. This would only take a minute or two in any show involving breaking ground.
The company that I work for, One Call Concepts, Inc. (www.occinc.com) is affiliated with several local and national non-profit corporations that help educate people about the importance of calling 811 before digging. We have created a national advertising campaign featuring the 811 Bike, which was built by Paul Teutel Jr. (http://www.occinc.com/about/bike).
Construction of the 811 Bike was featured on two episodes of American Chopper last February. Since then, the 811 Bike has criss-crossed America and been seen in person by at least one-half million people.
We would be happy to partner with HGTV to help it increase the amount of content it uses to help educate people about how they can protect themselves and prevent damage to underground lines when digging around their homes. Calling 811 prior to excavating is both safe and, in most areas, is required by law.
Thanks in advance for your consideration.
One Call Concepts, Inc.
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