Locating Underground Utility Lines

If you’re planning a project that requires digging or excavation work, make sure you know where your underground utility lines are located. Striking utility lines can be costly—and dangerous.

Before you dig, call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS). Underground gas lines, power lines, communication cables, water lines, and other utilities can lie at various depths below the surface of the area marked for excavation.

It’s easy and free: Dial 811, or 800-362-2764, at least two business days before you plan on digging.

It could save your wallet—and a life.