National 811 Day is a reminder to follow safe digging practices

AES Ohio reminds customers to call 811 before you dig

August 8, 2022

AES Ohio, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), reminds customers on National 811 Day to call 811 before you dig to help prevent injuries, property damage and utility outages. Whether you are a “do-it-yourself” homeowner or a contracted professional, before beginning late summer landscaping or home improvement project, call 811 at least two full business days ahead of your scheduled start.

To ensure safety, you need to 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.

Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS), a free statewide service coordinates with local utilities to have underground lines marked. Customers can also enter requests online with the OHIO811 e-dig ticket system. Submitting a ticket is easy, enter the location and a valid email address. 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 and get tips to plant smart with the utilities in mind, visit and download the Right Tree Right Place brochure.


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 distribution rates 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


About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global energy company accelerating the future of energy. Together with our many stakeholders, we’re improving lives by delivering the greener, smarter energy solutions the world needs. Our diverse workforce is committed to continuous innovation and operational excellence, while partnering with our customers on their strategic energy transitions and continuing to meet their energy needs today.