FARM OPERATIONS


 

Iowa law does not exempt farmers from making notifications to the Iowa One call System prior to engaging in a variety of farming operations. Iowa farmers are required to notify Iowa One Call prior to engaging in any of the following operations:

  • All drain tiling operations
  • All terracing operations
  • All operations that penetrate the soil more than fifteen (15) inches in depth:
    • Chisel plowing more 15 inches in depth
    • Sub-soiling more 15 inches in depth
    • Ripping more 15 inches in depth
    • Other operations penetrating the soil more than 15 inches in depth
  • Digging or driving a post in a new location other than replacing a post in its existing location.

 

For More Information Click on the Following Links:

 

> EXCAVATORS MAINTAIN THE LOCATE MARKINGS

 

> HOW ACCURATE ARE THE MARKINGS?

 

> NOTIFYING IOWA ONE CALL

 

> LIABILITY EXEMPTION FOR OWNERS OF FARMLAND

 

> WHAT IS AN EXCAVATION (IOWA LAW)?

 

> PRIVATE FACILITIES (INCLUDING PROPANE) ARE NOT LOCATED VIA IOWA ONE CALL

 

> ENFORCEMENT AND CIVIL PENALTIES (IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL)

 

> DAMAGING PIPELINES DURING FARMING OPERATIONS IS A SERIOUS OFFENSE

 

> DRAIN TILE INSTALLATION MAY CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGES TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

 

> NORMAL FARMING OPERATIONS DO NOT REQUIRE LOCATE NOTIFICATIONS

 


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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