Know What’s Below

Whether you are installing a mailbox, planting a tree, building a deck, or planning a project around your home, call the Ohio Utility Protection Service (OUPS) before you start to dig at: 811 or (800) 362-2764.

You can’t know if underground lines are there. Often people do not to call first because of delays or costs and dig without calling 811. This assumption is life-threatening and, if you hit an underground utility, you may have to pay for damages and repairs that may cost thousands of dollars.

By law, everyone MUST contact the Ohio Utilities Protection Service, at least 48 hours, but no more than 10 working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays), before beginning ANY digging project.

Your call alerts The Energy Cooperative and other utilities of your plans to dig and lets us notify you or mark approximate locations of underground utility lines. This free service can protect you from injury or property damage and prevents interruption of your and other utility services.