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Call 811 Before Digging, Ditching, Drilling, Leveling or Plowing Ground

12/9/2016 Dig safely! Contractors, homeowners or anyone who is planning a digging project must call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (O.U.P.S.) by dialing 811 or 1-800-362-2764 at least two business days in advance but no more than 10 days prior to any digging, ditching, drilling, leveling or plowing activity. A representative will then come to the home or business and mark any underground utility lines, free of charge. Be safe! Call 811 before you begin your project. You can also visit O.U.P.S. online at for more details.