Kicking off the campaign, Chuck Simino and other business and telecommunications leaders invited to attend a ceremony in Governor Nixon’s office on March 15. Praising the work already done by the Missouri One-Call System, Governor Nixon stressed the need to continue protecting the state’s underground telecommunications and utility infrastructure.
Missouri law requires that a locate request be placed before beginning any excavation (homeowners, that means trees, shrubs, and flowers!). Placing a locate request is free and easy! Call 1-800-DIG-RITE (800-344-7483) or 811 or start an internet ticket at online at www.mo1call.com.
The utilities should respond to your request within 3 working days by:
- Marking the approximate location of their facilities or
- Notifying you that they have no facilities in your dig site area.
After the utility companies respond, you can then proceed with your excavation…safely!