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Dig safely!

Iowa law requires that any person (including homeowners, professionals, and public or private entities) planning any type of excavation work within the state of Iowa, must notify the Iowa One Call notification system at least 48 hours prior to excavating. Iowa One Call will come to the site to mark the locations of all buried utilities.

This is for your safety and any workers’ safety, as well as reducing the potential for utility service disruptions.

To arrange for this FREE service, call 1-800-292-8989.

Here is a partial list of projects that require excavation:

  • Installing a fence,
  • Planting trees or shrubs,
  • Building a patio, addition, deck, garage, outdoor shed or any similar structure that requires any form of digging,
  • Putting in a new driveway,
  • Installing a septic system or water drainage system,
  • Terracing or landscaping