What is JULIE?
JULIE, Inc. (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) also known as the “Illinois One-Call System,” is a not-for-profit corporation that provides homeowners and professional excavations with a toll-free number for the free locating and marking of underground facilities. JULIE serves as a message handling, notification service for underground facility owners, taking information about planned excavation and distributing this information to its membership. It is then the responsibility of each facility owner to mark the location of their underground facilities at the excavation site. JULIE neither owns nor marks any underground facilities.
Why Contact JULIE?
Contacting before you dig is the law. Besides, digging responsibly is the smartest way to dig. The impact of unsafe or careless digging practices is real and often costly - in terms of personal injury and damage to underground utility lines, property and the environment.
When do I contact JULIE?
Anyone planning an outdoor project that requires and type of digging in Illinois, regardless of depth or project size, should contact JULIE before they start digging. For homeowners or contractors considering any improvements or repairs, following a few precautions can help avoid a painful and costly accident.
Remember: Contact Before You Dig 800-892-0123 or 811
What do the colors mean?
The Village of Norridge requires JULIE Dig Numbers on all types (before issuance of a permit) of project including:
- Decks and Patios
- New Construction
- Swimming Pools
- Lawn Sprinkler Systems
Established in 1974, JULIE represents more than 1,700 utility members. For additional information and answers to commonly asked questions visit www.illinois1call.com.