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PUCO reminds Ohioans to call 8-1-1 before you dig

Published: August 3, 2017 12:00 AM

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reminds Ohioans of the importance of digging in a safe, responsible way by calling 8-1-1 before you dig.

The Ohio Utility Protection Service is the communication link between individuals planning to dig and utility companies. The Ohio Oil and Gas Producers Underground Protection Service coordinates with oil and gas production facilities to have underground lines marked. Ohio law requires that anyone planning a digging project call at least 48 hours and up to 10 days (not including weekends or legal holidays) before digging.

By simply calling 8-1-1, you will make your job easier by avoiding potential utility outages, repair costs and serious or even fatal injuries. To learn more, visit the Ohio Utilities Protection Service's website at www.oups.org.

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