Truman State University and its underground facilities will now be included in statewide lists for anyone planning to dig, drill or blast an excavation project. The university is complying with legislative requirements that it be part of the Missouri One Call system, a non-profit organization established for the protection of underground facilities and utilities. In a release, the university said its underground utility lines and facilities will be available for reference for anyone conducting excavation work.
Missouri law requires anyone planning to dig, drill or blast to notify Missouri One Call at least three working days prior to the start of the project to report the dig site’s location. Utility companies will then mark the dig site for both the protection of the excavator and their facilities. Missouri One Call warns that digging without knowledge of what’s buried underground can cause injury, interrupted service and expensive repairs.