Call Before You Dig

To avoid personal injury and damage to underground lines, state law requires you to contact the Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE) by calling 8-1-1 before any digging project, regardless of the project size or depth. You cannot call directly to EnerStar. The call is free, and so are the services.

JULIE is not a utility. It does not own facilities or locate underground facilities. JULIE serves as a message service center for utilities, taking information about planned excavations and distributing this information to its utility membership. It is then the responsibility of each utility to mark the location of their underground facilities at the excavation site.

According to state law, the person doing the digging is required to call JULIE with the locate request information at least 48 hours (two business days, excluding weekends and holidays) in advance of the start of excavation.  You will need to provide specific location information and the type and size of the excavation area. You must begin your project within 14 days from the time you call and if you want to start your project over the weekend, remember to contact JULIE by Wednesday at 4:00 PM. In order to help the utility locator properly identify your project area, JULIE recommends that you mark the area where you will be digging with white paint and/or flags.

Each JULIE utility member is responsible to mark their own underground facilities with paint or flags within the two working day period required by law (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays).

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