Iowans Are Reminded It’s The Law To Call 811 Before Digging

Madison, Wisconsin — Farmers aren’t the only ones talking about spring planting, and as Iowa homeowners start sprucing up their yards with landscaping projects, they’re reminded it’s the law to call Iowa One Call at 811 before digging. Alliant Energy spokesman Chris Caporale says the call is free and crews will respond within a couple of days to ensure your work can proceed without a hitch.

The state law was enacted in 1993, mandating that Iowans use the service before taking a shovel to dirt, and especially before using anything larger to dig.

Once the lines are marked, usually with color-coded spray paint or little flags, you can proceed with your project.

Hitting a buried gas line or electrical cable could cause electrocution or an expensive leak. Iowa One Call takes some 600-thousand calls a year, which equates to more than three-point-six million notices back to utilities. Learn more about digging on your property at IowaOneCall.com.

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