Iowa One Call
Iowa One Call is a statewide program that provides contractors, homeowners, and others one service for locating and marking underground facilities when excavating, digging or trenching. There are various ways to contact Iowa One Call. You can call their number anytime at 1-800-292-8989, the preferred way to contact them is to visit their website www.iowaonecall.com or you can download the Iowa One Call app on your phone.
Iowa law states that a call to Iowa One Call must be done at least 48 hours in advance of the planned digging in order to minimize the risk of damaging any type of underground facilities (electric, gas, telecommunications, cable television, water and sewer). This law is designed to protect both the digger and the utility, so make the telephone call and avoid an accident.
This service is free, and so is the telephone call. The Iowa One Call Center has operators standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week monitoring the calls and notifying utilities if there is an underground line in the area where digging is to take place.