Dig Safely New York Unveils New Name: UDig NY

EAST SYRACUSE, NY — Dig Safely New York, the nonprofit organization facilitating excavation safety through the 811 contact center and educational services in Upstate New York for more than 50 years, is introducing its new name: UDig NY. The name UDig NY, the new tagline “Safe Digging Starts Here” and a fully redesigned website, UDigNY.org, are an expression of the organization’s mission, vision, and the leadership role it has earned in the damage prevention industry.

“Since we opened our doors in 1969, we have worked tirelessly to promote damage prevention and protect our community by facilitating quality communication between excavators and utility operators,” said UDig NY Executive Director Kevin Hopper. “Our organization has truly grown into the place where all safe digging in Upstate New York starts, and now our brand has grown along with it. I am excited to introduce UDig NY, and encourage everyone to visit our new website, UDigNY.org.”

UDig NY’s new website, UDigNY.org sets a new standard for damage prevention industry websites, linking professional excavators and DIYers to the resources they need to place a location request online via the Exactix platform. The website also includes enhanced educational resources and a knowledge base to help excavators follow the law, NYS CR 753, by becoming certified excavators.

UDig NY continues to be the 811 contact center serving all Upstate New York, the geographic area north of New York City and Long Island, and excavators can place location requests 24/7, 365 days a year, by dialing 811, or by placing a request online through Exactix.

In addition to serving as the link between excavators and underground utility operators, UDig NY provides industry-leading damage prevention education through its Certified Excavator Program, and hosts dozens of educational events every year at its Center for Damage Prevention in East Syracuse and on the road across Upstate New York. Events include the annual Damage Prevention Conference and Expo, virtual and in-person Spring Into Safety trainings, and appearances at dozens of community events and tradeshows throughout the year.

Partners who wish to update their webpages or directories with UDig NY’s information may request a digital toolkit with the UDig NY logo and other information from [email protected].


About UDig NY

UDig NY is the place where all safe digging in Upstate New York starts. As the link between you and the underground utility operators, UDig NY utilizes a contact center and industry-leading software – Exactix – to receive and transmit notifications of intent to dig in the form of underground utility location requests. UDig NY provides you with the tools to place and manage your location requests 24/7/365. UDig NY serves Upstate New York: the geographic region of New York State north of the New York City metropolitan area. New York City and Long Island are covered by New York 811. Visit UDigNY.org or call 811 to place your location request. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements.