Know Whats Below. Call Before You Dig.

Illinois law requires all persons digging, regardless of the depth of the project, to call JULIE at least 48 hours prior to the start of excavation and to begin that excavation. The Village receives locate requests from the Illinois JULIE (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators), who can be contacted at 800.892.0123, by dialing 811, or via their website. The Village responds to locate requests within 48 business hours for routine excavations, and within 2 hours for emergency excavations.

Underground Utility Locating

What do the colored flags and/or paint marks on the ground and in the yard mean?

The marks are made by utility companies to identify the location of their underground facilities with paint and/or flags at the excavation site. These marks are placed in response to a request for utility locates before digging begins.

  • Water = Blue
  • Sanitary Sewer = Green
  • Storm Sewer = Green
  • Street Light Cables = Red
  • Fiber Optic Cables = Orange

The following colors indicate the individual utilities:

  • NICOR (Natural Gas) = Yellow
  • ComEd (Electric) = Red
  • Telephone/Cable TV = Orange