Colonial Pipeline has finished painting another set of its giant storage tanks with the “811 – Call Before You Dig” emblem as part of its support of national efforts to prevent damage to underground utilities. The latest set of tanks is located at Colonial’s Pelham, AL facility, which is located next to Interstate 65 south of Birmingham. Tanks at Colonial’s largest tank farms, in Greensboro, NC and Atlanta, GA were previously painted with the “811” message. The large white petroleum storage tanks provide a big canvas for reminding homeowners, farmers and contractors – even local governments – to call the national toll-free number before beginning a digging or excavation project.
Colonial’s latest paint job was completed in time for National 811 Day, a date set aside by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) to promote awareness of underground utilities through the use of the nationwide “811” call-in number for individuals, companies and governments preparing to dig. “We work on improving our safety record every day,” said Tim Felt, Colonial’s president and CEO, who also serves as board chairman of the Common Ground Alliance. For more information, visit www.commongroundalliance.com.