CONTRACTORS


 

Failure to notify the Iowa One Call System prior to engaging in any type of digging or excavating is a serious breach of Iowa law. Contractors and professional excavators perform more activities that disturb the earth than any other sector and the rules and regulations involving excavation safety and underground damage prevention are critical to the professional contractor and excavator.

 

For more information, click the following links:

 

> WHAT IS AN EXCAVATION? (REQUIRED NOTIFICATION)

 

> 48 HOUR NOTICE REQUIRED

 

> BE PREPARED TO IDENTIFY THE SITE

 

> WHITE-LINING

 

> RESPECT THE LOCATE MARKINGS

 

> RESPECT THE TOLERANCE ZONE

 

> METHODS OF REACHING IOWA ONE CALL

 

> ENFORCEMENT (LEGAL ACTIONS/NONCOMPLIANT STATUS)

 

> REPORTING DAMAGED FACILITIES

 

> NOTIFY 911

 

> LIABILITY

COMMON QUESTIONS

> WHEN SHOULD I CALL?

 

> WHEN SHOULD I NOT CALL?

 

> WHAT IS A JOB REQUEST NUMBER?

 

> IS THERE A CHARGE FOR LOCATING?

 

> WHAT IS THE TOLERANCE ZONE DIGGING AROUND MARKINGS?

 

> SHOULD I MARK THE DIGGING SITE?

 

> HOW LONG IS THE MARKING GOOD FOR?

 

> CAN I DIG AFTER THE 48-HOURS ADVANCE NOTICE?

 

> ARE ALL UTILITIES IN THE AREA OF EXCAVATION BEING NOTIFIED?

 

> WHAT IS A JOINT MEETING AND WHEN SHOULD I ASK FOR ONE?

 

> WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY EXCAVATION?

 


Contact the Iowa One Call Notification Center by dialing 811, or file your tickets online:

Excavators       Homeowners

 

Phone: 1 (800) 292 - 8989

 


 


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