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Today is Earth Day, and many people can do their part to honor the environment by working outdoor gardens spruce. But before a shovel put in the ground, it is important that everyone is safe plays and follow the law, by a call to place JULIE (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) before they dig.

Illinois law requires homeowners and business JULIE any excavation project in advance by phone, regardless of the depth of the project, simply by selecting 811 or www.illinois1call.com a locate request Question Visit.

Because April, a typical month is when many people working outdoors on their landscaping plans to begin, it is recognized as safe digging month in Illinois.

Natural gas pipelines are buried underground than are other supply lines, a simple phone call JULIE to service disruptions, unnecessary repair costs, avoid injury, and may even someone save your life, "said Rocco D'Alessandro, Executive Vice President of Operations for Nicor ​​gas.

the 811 call is free and receiving operators are available and process calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If customers have a project on their property, which requires grave , JULIE call in all cases -. just to be sure it is safe

A call to JULIE before digging homeowners and business owners of the potential danger and legal responsibility of damaging underground gas pipes or other utilities to protect [


projects, but are not limited to:

  • plants of trees, shrubs or flowers
  • installation of a fence, swing or mailbox post [[tofollow
  • adding a pool, pond or fountain
  • the construction of a platform or room addition

guidelines prior to excavation project:

  • call JULIE (811) or visit www.illinois1call.com least two working days before you dig. The 48 hours in advance are not on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays - dig never without a trace
  • Begin to mark the project within 14 calendar days from the date of lines
  • If the markings destroyed or the call to JULIE removed before any project begin, then JULIE must be called again
  • Do you remember, must be taken by homeowners or business owners - it's the law

If doubt about any digging project, call JULIE (811)

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