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Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Ind. Gov't. - Marking your utilities for excavating, a Catch 22?
Okay, here is a problem. Say you have a backed-up sewer line in your backyard that is 8 feet down. You need to call 811 first to get your utilities marked before anyone can dig. You need this repaired ASAP.
So to save time, you, the homeowner, call 811 to arrange for the marking, as it takes them two days. But they tell you they won't come out without the name of the contractor, "for liability reasons." You say you haven't yet selected the contractor, you are talking to several. Not good enough say the 811 people, you need the name of your contractor. Meanwhile, the contractors tell you they can't give you a firm bid without knowing where the utilities are...
Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 4, 2012 08:29 AM
Posted to Indiana Government