AES Ohio, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), wants to remind customers that August 11 is National 811 Call before you dig day. We encourage all customers to put safety first and call 8-1-1 at least two full business days ahead of your scheduled start of any home projects that involve digging.
To ensure safety, you want to be sure you know where electrical, gas and other utility lines are located on your property. Not only will doing so avoid headaches and make your job easier, but you will steer clear of potential utility outages, repair costs and serious or even fatal injuries.
By simply calling OHIO811, you can notify Ohio’s one-call notification systems. The Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) coordinates with local utilities to have underground lines marked, so you know ahead of time where it is safe to dig. Customers can also enter dig requests online with the OHIO811 e-dig ticket system. Submitting a ticket is easy, enter the location and a valid email address.
OUPS will mark the location of underground utility lines for you. If you do not complete your digging or construction project within 10 business days after the initial marking, you will need to call back to have the utility lines remarked for verification.
To learn more, go to aes-ohio.com and download our Right Tree Right Place brochure and for tips to plant smart with the utilities in mind.
About AES Ohio
AES Ohio is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. AES Ohio, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 527,000 customers in West Central Ohio. During its long history, AES Ohio has served its customers with the lowest in Ohio among investor-owned utilities. Connect with AES Ohio on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Learn more about how AES Ohio is accelerating the future of energy, visit aes-ohio.com/hellofuture.