Call Before You Dig
By law, anyone planning to excavate is required to call 8-1-1 or the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) at 1-800-362-2764 at least two full working days before work begins. Whether you’re planning an excavation as part of a landscaping project or building a deck or addition to your home, avoid property damage, personal injury, and possible fines by contacting the one-call notification service before you start to dig. The service will notify all utilities to mark the approximate location of underground service lines that might be in the construction area at no cost to residential customers. If you damage a natural gas pipeline while digging, you endanger your safety and the safety of others. You may also be responsible for repairs.
If you have contractors performing work for you, make sure they call the one-call system before starting work, too. The primary cause of natural gas pipeline damage is from third parties digging near underground facilities.