Established in 1972, the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (O.U.P.S.) is a nonprofit organization that serves as a communication link between utility companies and individuals planning any digging activity. Though O.U.P.S. does not physically mark lines, we do relay digging and excavation requests to our member network of utilities and underground facility owners. This network includes, but not limited to: cable television, natural gas, electrical, water, sewer and telecommunications companies.
Our continued commitment to advanced technologies has given our organization an advantage, recognized both statewide and nationally. We also devote a significant portion of our time and resources to promoting safe digging throughout the state, through presentations, special events, partnerships, and public education and outreach initiatives.