Our mission is to prevent damage to member facilities and promote public safety by providing an efficient and effective communication and education process.
Why should you contact O.U.P.S before you dig? For Safety's Sake, For Convenience, It's Free, It's The Law. Learn more here.
By law, everyone MUST contact the Ohio Utilities Protection Service, 8-1-1 or 1-800-362-2764, at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) before beginning ANY digging project.
A vital resource for Ohio residents and businesses alike, the Ohio Utilities Protection Service acts as a communication link between utility companies and individuals planning any digging activity. This site includes all the information you need to dig safely and protect your community.
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