You’ve heard about the “Call Before You Dig program,” which urged citizens and contractors to check with utilities know before they might destroy underground power, sewers and other utilities.
Now it’s mandatory for large projects.
Among a list of changes, the law ensures that utilities better work with construction and excavation projects, making themselves better available. The allowable zone for digging near underground utilities is now down to two feet. It requires that the state law and practices are more in line with federal regulations, cutting down on federal complaints.
The state’s general contractors say they have been asking for these for 15 years.