Anyone digging, regardless of the depth of the project, is required by Illinois law to call into Joint Utility Locating and Information for Excavators (JULIE) at 800-892-0123. This notice must be at least 48 hours/two working days prior to the start of excavation, and the project must begin within 14 calendar days from the call. There are two things to remember when calling in a JULIE:
- The caller must have the exact address
- The caller must be the one actually performing the dig.
If you are having work done around your house which requires excavation, your contractor will call in for a JULIE. The state will then notify the utilities in your area to locate all underground lines in the surrounding area and properties.