Illinois Law Requirements
The City of Belleville is a member of JULIE (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators). Also known as the Illinois One-Call System, JULIE is a not-for-profit corporation that provides professional and non-professional excavators with free locating and marking of underground facilities.
JULIE serves as a message handling service for underground facility owners, taking information about planned excavations and distributing this information to its membership. It is then the responsibility of each facility owner to mark the location of their underground facilities at the excavation site. Underground utilities maintained by the City include: water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, traffic signals, and some conduits between and around traffic signal locations.
Illinois law requires all persons digging to call JULIE at least 48 hours in advance, or two working days prior to the start of excavation. The project must begin within 14 calendar days after the call. The 48-hour notice does not include Saturdays, Sundays, or member holidays.
JULIE operators are available 365 days a year at 811 or 800-892-0123 to process a locate request.
For more information about JULIE, please visit the JULIE website.