It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law.
If you are planning on digging, even an inch into the soil, you will need to call Iowa One Call at least two business days prior to digging at 1-800-292-8989 or dial 8-1-1.
Once your call is placed, Iowa One Call sends “locate requests” to all utilities involved, and they arrange to mark underground facilities with flags and/or paint markings—letting you know where it is safe to dig.
The Iowa One Call service is absolutely free to the person calling, plus it’s the law!
Iowa One Call only covers the facilities that are owned by the utilities.
Access Energy Cooperative’s facilities end at the meter.
Any facilities owned by you are not covered by Iowa One Call.
Any underground facilities from the meter to the house, barn, or other facility are YOUR facilities and are not located under an Iowa One Call request. These areas are beyond their scope.
In order to have underground facilities from the meter to the house, barn, or other facility located:
Call your electrician.
Call Access Energy Cooperative locally at 319-385-1577 or 1-866-242-4232 at the same time as placing your Iowa One Call.
We can provide you with a list of qualified electricians in your area in needed.
You are required to call Iowa One Call EACH TIME YOU DIG, even if you know where your underground facilities are located. It could save you from a service interruption—or worse—a serious injury or death.
Besides—it’s the law!