You may be surprised by what’s buried in your yard. That’s because today, more electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications companies are delivering utility services underground. To avoid personal injury and damage to those lines, state law requires you to contact JULIE before any digging project, regardless of the project size or depth.
What is JULIE? JULIE, Inc. (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides homeowners and professional excavators with only one place to call for safer digging. JULIE acts as a notification service for underground facility owners.
Projects such as these are examples of when to call JULIE: Decks, patios, trees,
shrubs, fences, mailbox posts, swing sets, room additions, signs, gardens, fountains, swimming pools, tents, landscaping, etc.
Who should call? The person actually doing the digging.
When do I call? At least 48 hours (2 working days, excludes weekends and holidays) in advance of the start of excavation. You must begin your project within 14 days from the time you call.