The 2021 MWDPTC Returns to French Lick!

Save the date for the 9th annual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (MWDPTC), taking place November 10-12, 2021. Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 are thrilled to welcome midwestern industry stakeholders back to French Lick, Indiana, this year for a week of networking, education, training and fun!

The 2021 MWDPTC will bring together damage prevention professionals, including facility operators, locators, excavators, emergency responders and more, to discuss the latest trends, laws and best practices in the industry. The conference will feature an impressive lineup of renowned safety speakers and industry subject matter experts to discuss the importance of damage prevention and safety procedures when working near underground utilities, all set in the historic beauty of the French Lick Resort and surrounding countryside.

Visit to learn more about the 2021 MWDPTC and to join our mailing list.

The End of 811NOW

Indiana 811 recently implemented a new ticketing software system, Exactix. With this advanced system, Indiana 811 will no longer need to utilize 811NOW. Throughout the coming year, the 811NOW brand and website will be fading away.

In the upcoming months, Indiana 811 will provide stakeholders with a few graphics and additional information to help you promote Exactix Home, rather than 811NOW. Learn more about the transition away from 811NOW on our news page. Visit Exactix Home at for more information about online ticketing.

National Safe Digging Month – 2021 Recap

Indiana 811 was busy reminding Hoosiers to dig safely during National Safe Digging Month this year. The safe digging message reached homeowners and professionals across the state through tactics such as social media, media relations and the tireless outreach efforts of Indiana 811’s liaison team!

  • Social Media
    • Indiana 811 showcased some of its most active damage prevention partners through a social media member spotlight campaign.
    • Long-time Indiana 811 mascot, Holy Moley, made a bold return to the forefront of Indiana 811’s Facebook page.
  • Media Relations
    • Media relations efforts throughout the month yielded multiple TV interviews and coverage from outlets such as WANE-TV (CBS in Fort Wayne), the Seymour Tribune, and WTHI-TV (CBS in Terre Haute).
  • Liaison Outreach
    • Indiana 811’s liaison team connected with homeowners this April at plant nurseries across Indiana. Many homeowners begin DIY landscaping projects at plant nurseries, so 811 liaisons promoted safe digging by setting up booths and handing out 811 swag and educational literature.

The “I Dig Summer” Contest

The fourth annual “I Dig Summer” contest is back! Excavators in Indiana can participate in the “I Dig Summer” contest May 26 – September 1 by submitting utility locate tickets online through Exactix for the chance to win cash prizes. Plus, while supplies last, all new Exactix Pros will receive a free “I Dig Summer” contest T-shirt!

Visit for more information on this year’s “I Dig Summer” contest!

dp-PRO Locate Issue 2021

Check out Indiana 811’s feature in the 2021 Special Locate issue of the dp-PRO magazine! The article features Indiana 811’s new custom-wrapped vehicles. The car wrap promotes safe digging, the color code chart and online ticket entry throughout the state as the liaison team hits the roads!

INPAA Corner

Indiana Pipeline Awareness Association’s (INPAA) annual Excavator Mailer will be arriving in nearly 30,000 excavator’s mailboxes around Indiana this spring. This year’s Excavator Mailer will educate excavators about how to recognize a suspected leak and how to properly react. Additionally, it reminds excavators to contact Indiana 811 before all digging projects and features information and tips about how to keep locator response efficiency high.

Join INPAA at the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association (IVFA) Convention in June! The 2021 IVFA Convention is scheduled for June 9-11 in Clarksville. Learn more about IVFA’s convention today!

Did You Know?

Indiana 811’s Facebook page is a great resource to learn about all things damage prevention in Indiana! Check out our page to see what our liaison team is up to, get safety tips and learn about the importance and history of 811. You may even see an occasional feature from Indiana’s favorite damage prevention-promoting canine, Wrigley!