April is National Safe Digging Month. The Ohio Archaeological Council reminds you of the importance of digging in a safe, responsible way by calling 8-1-1 before you dig.

In Ohio, any penetration of the ground with any hand or mechanical tool for an archaeological activity is digging and requires calling at least 48 hours and up to 10 days (not including weekends or legal holidays) before digging. Archaeologists are subject to fines and/or other penalties if the law is not followed.

To learn more about Ohio’s call-before-you-dig process visit the Ohio

Utilities Protection Service’s website at www.oups.org, the Ohio Oil and Gas Producers Underground Protection Service’s website at www.ogpups.org, or call 8-1-1 or (800) 362-2764.

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