If you've had a fence installed, underground service work performed, or had a contractor do any other digging in your yard, you've probably seen colored flags showing the location of underground utilities.
Did you also know that if you are planting bushes, or digging any hole of your own, that you also need to call for these locates?
The Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE) provides homeowners and professional excavators a place to call to ensure safer digging. JULIE serves as a message handling and notification service for underground facility owners. The service takes information about planned excavations and distributes it to its membership. Each utility owner marks the location of their underground facilities. JULIE neither owns nor marks any underground facilities.
It may surprise you to see what's buried in your yard. Today, more utility companies are delivering services underground. Contacting JULIE before you dig is REQUIRED by law. It does not matter the depth that you dig.
Besides, responsible digging is the smartest way to dig. The impact of unsafe or careless digging practices is real and costly. It leads to personal injury and damage to underground utility lines, property, and the environment. The call is free and so are the services.
For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit https://www.illinois1call.com/faqs/.