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Old 03-24-2007, 09:17 PM
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In May of this year the national one-call utility locate service will be rolled out. The number you'll call, no matter what state (in the US) you live in, will be 811.

Calls will automatically be routed to the appropriate state services to have your utilities marked - but the process of knowing which number to call has been made extremely simple.

Just dial 811.

Did you know that?

For more info, look here: http://www.call811.com/for-the-media/news.aspx
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:31 PM
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No I didn't. In fact I was just at a state seminar and the guy didn't mention anything but just said the usual about the state one call #.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:22 AM
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I've heard the rollout is supposed to happen in April or May (the linked document says May), but the gist is, no matter where you are in the US, you just dial 811 to order a locate.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:49 AM
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Yesterday I heard a radio ad announcing the beginning use of the 811 number in this area.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:11 AM
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I guess it was slower here in the East. I have noticed that the local utils marked out my last project with flags labeled 811 on em.
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:48 AM
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i Use an online version that Kansas started doing recently. SUPER CONVENIENT. I can do all my locates up to three weeks ina dvance and schedule them.

Plus I have a electronic record of everything that way. I like it so much more than calling and answering the ladies 1000 questions everytime.

What kind of work will you be doing? Landscaping, tree planting, tilling.

Will you be using explosives? What kind of trees do you think I ma planting?!?!?!
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:06 AM
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I've used it and it works great!
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:05 PM
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doesnt really matter to me. i have the software to create my own location tickets so i can create one at any time of the day or night.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:57 PM
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Is there a special software other than going to their web site?
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:47 PM
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the NC One Call Center has special software since they do not allow people to put in tickets on their website. I had to take a online course for the software training which was a breeze and was worth every minute since i dont have to call during business hours.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:49 PM
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pretty much their program allows me to log directly into their system and do the job that the customer service rep does when you call them.
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So you can obtain information about the software and training by going online?
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:01 AM
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for NC you can, i dont know about your state
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