Reminder - Dig Safely!

Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? WAIT!! Here’s what you need to know first. Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling JULIE at 811 before each job. Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees and shrubs.

Call JULIE at 811 at least 48 hours or two business days prior to digging, tell the operator where you are planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your affected local utility companies will be notified about your intent to dig. Within that 48 hours or two business days, they’ll send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so you will know what’s below – and be able to dig safely.

An important reminder from Nicor Gas and the Village of Homer Glen.


Call 811

Call 811

Call J.U.L.I.E. (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) for information about underground utility locations or visit their website.

You can begin the request process online or by phone.

As part of its ongoing commitment to make safe digging as convenient as possible, JULIE, Inc. is announcing that it is now easier for homeowners and contractors to reach the one-call center simply by dialing 811.  The 811 number is another option to reaching JULIE.  It does not replace the existing toll-free number.

Call 811 OR 1-800-892-0123 to place a locate request.

Place Request Online

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