Call Before You Dig

By law, individuals must contact OUPS, the Ohio Utilities Protection Service, two working days before any digging, ditching, drilling, leveling, or plowing activity. Their number is 1-800-362-2764, or just dial 811. Representatives from the appropriate utility companies will then come to the location and designate nearby pipelines with highly visible markers, free of charge. For more information, check out their website at