The Winfield R-IV School District joins Missouri One Call System

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 9:14 am

The Winfield R-IV School District has joined Missouri One Call System, a non-profit organization established for the protection of underground facilities.

The Winfield R-IV School District is now one of over 1,300 Missouri One Call utility members. Legislation requires all owner/operators of underground facilities statewide to participate in the Missouri One Call System.

Missouri law requires anyone planning to dig, drill or blast to notify Missouri One Call at least three working days prior to any excavation to report the location of the dig site. Utilities then mark the dig site both for the protection of the excavator and their facilities. There is no charge to the excavator for this 24 hour – seven days a week service.

Digging without knowledge of what’s located underground can cause injury, interrupted service, and result in expensive repairs for both the excavator and the utility.

By calling 1-800-DIG-RITE (1-800-344-7483) or 811, you will work with an operator to place your locate request. The MOCS operator will enter the necessary information and then notify the Winfield R-IV School District along with other member utilities of the impending excavation.

You can also place a locate request from the MOCS website.

To learn more about Missouri One Call System, visit their website at www.mo1call.com.

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