The NEW Design Request System is Now Available
Damage prevention begins at the planning stage of any project. Professional designers and surveyors play a vital role in planning for, and preventing damage to the essential underground facilities infrastructure. The Design Request System (DRS) is an important tool developed for the design and surveying communities, providing them access to critical information about the infrastructure and to the one call locate process.
The DRS is a two-phase system that must be utilized accordingly and is intended for use only by licensed design professionals. The first phase is the Design Information Request, which provides designers with direct access to key contacts within the state’s underground facility operator organizations (for the exchange of critical information). The second phase is the Design Locate Request, which provides designers access to the Iowa One Call system (for coordinating underground facility locates).