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iDig

i-dig HTML5 is a Mobile Device Friendly ticket entry program for professional excavators, contractors and utility facility owners.

Enter from your computer, tablet or cell phones! 

 

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eDig

 e-dig HTML5 is a ticket entry program for homeowners and others that have single address, non-emergency locates.

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Welcome to the Ohio Utilities Protection Service

Call 8-1-1 or 1-800-362-2764 before you dig: It’s the law!

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.

ORC Sec. 3781.28. (A) Except as otherwise provided in divisions (C), (D), (E), and (F) of this section, at least forty-eight hours but not more than ten working days before commencing excavation, the excavator shall notify a protection service of the location of the excavation site and the date on which excavation is planned to commence.

*Please note that the Ohio Revised Code defines excavator as “the person or persons responsible for making the actual excavation” (ORC Sec. 3781.25 (K)). Therefore, while O.U.P.S.will not refuse a ticket from any caller, we advise the actual excavator place the call to O.U.P.S., receive their own ticket number and wait the required 48 hours in order to be compliant with Ohio law.*

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Important Links

The "Can You Dig It?" game is LIVE!. Head to http://safedigging.me and start digging those virtual holes to win prizes!

 

It's that time of year again and we are gearing up for our 3rd Annual Charity shoot benefiting Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Click to view the flyer that contains all of the information for the shoot such as cost, location and how to register. 

 

One Call Process for Large Excavation Projects, click to find out more.

 

O.U.P.S. is pleased to present our magazine, The Damage Prevention Journal. View the e-version here!

 

Promo Catalog and Consortium Buying Catalog

 

O.U.P.S. Map BooksA collection of 88 separate County PDF files which can be accessed and downloaded.

 

Ask the Expert! Have a specific question about damage prevention? Ask the Expert!

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