HOMEOWNERS


 

 

All Iowans are required by law to notify the Iowa One Call System at least 48 hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) prior to engaging in any type of digging or excavating. Homeowners and private residents are not exempt from making this important notice.

 

For more information, click the following links:

 

> WHAT CONSTITUTES DIGGING AND EXCAVATING (WHEN NOTIFICATION TO IOWA ONE CALL IS REQUIRED?

 

> HOW TO INITIATE A LOCATE REQUEST THROUGH THE IOWA ONE CALL SYSTEM

 

> HOW TO IDENTIFY THE ACTUAL SITE WHERE PLANNED EXCAVATIONS MAY OCCUR ("WHITE-LINING")

 

> WHAT DO THE COLORED FLAGS AND PAINT MARKINGS PLACED AT PROPOSED EXCAVATION SITES MEAN?

 

> AM I LIABLE FOR DAMAGING UNDERGROUND FACILITIES?

 

> HOW ACCURATE ARE THE MARKINGS?

 

> HOW LONG ARE THE LOCATE MARKINGS GOOD FOR?

 

> ARE ALL UNDERGROUND FACILITIES LOCATED AND MARKED? ("PRIVATE FACILITIES")

 

COMMON QUESTIONS

> WHEN SHOULD I 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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