Underground Utility Locates

All projects involving digging on the MU campus require an underground utility locate. Missouri law requires that any person responsible for making or beginning any excavation notify all underground facility owners which may be affected by said excavation at least two complete working days in advance, except in the case of an emergency or other exceptions set forth by Missouri law. Failure to have utility lines located before digging can cause serious injury or death, damage to property or harm to research due to loss of service. CALL BEFORE YOU DIG!

What projects require an underground locate?

Some examples of projects that require underground locates include, but are not limited to:

  • Drilling and boring
  • Foundation excavation
  • Installing fence or sign posts
  • Trenching
  • Driven Tent Stakes
  • Grading

All requests for locates on Campus shall be sent to Missouri One Call Systems 1-800-344-7483