Protect Yourself, The Environment, & Underground Infrastructure

    As a property owner, it's your responsibility to notify the service providers of undergound facilities when you're planning to dig or excavate. This notification is for your safety. When preparing to dig or excavate, be aware that while underground utilities normally originate on public right of ways or property lines, identifying where they branch out to a home or building can be a difficult process.

    In addition to water, sewer, natural gas and phone / cable lines, more and more power lines are being installed underground. Contact with any underground facility can create a potentially dangerous situation.

    Before you dig or excavate, contact the Ohio Utilities Protection Service with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Address where the excavation will be done
  • Telephone number(s) to reach you
  • Directions to the property
  • At least 48 hours prior notificaton