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Damage Prevention Councils





Ohio currently has six Damage Prevention Councils (DPCs) / Utility Safety Councils and four Utility Coordinating Councils (UCCs). Each Council provides an open forum to share ideas, strategies and solutions to prevent damage to underground facilities during excavation. Council members include underground facility owners and operators, representatives from the Ohio Utilities Protection Service, excavators, contractors, government agencies and other interested individuals.


To further its mission, each council sponsors events, seminars, outings and workshops for members and guests.


To learn more, click on the council name representing your geographic area:

















About Us

A vital resource for Ohio residents and businesses, 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.




Contact O.U.P.S.

P.O. Box 729
12467 Mahoning Ave
North Jackson, OH 44451