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Call Before You Dig

It's not just a good idea-it's the law.

If you are planning on digging or excavating, even an inch into the soil, you will need to call Iowa One Call at least 48 hours prior to all excavations at their toll free number 800-292-8989.

Once your call is placed, Iowa One Call sends "locate requests" to all utilities involved and they arrange to mark underground facilities with flags and/or paint markings-- letting you know where it is safe to dig.

The Iowa One Call service is absolutely free to the person calling--plus-- it's the law!

Iowa One Call only covers the facilities that are owned by the utilities.

Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative's facilities end at the meter, and facilities owned by you are not covered by Iowa One Call.
Once YOUR underground facilities have been located, it is recommended that you make a detailed map, including measurements, so that you will know where your facilities are for future projects.
You are required to call Iowa One Call EACH TIME YOU DIG, even if you know where YOUR underground facilities are located. It could save you from a service interruption, or worse, a serious injury or death.

Visit the Iowa One Call website at for full details.

Additionally, if you have any questions, please call our office at 641-932-7126 or 800- 475-1702 and ask to speak to our operations department.



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