JULIE was established to be the communication center for professional excavators and homeowners working around underground utility facilities. By understanding the importance of 811 and safe excavation practices, you can reduce the risk of injury and damage to vital infrastructure. Always contact JULIE before you dig! It’s a free service.
Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE):
JULIE’s mission is to provide Illinois excavators and underground utility facility owners
with a continuously improving one-call message processing and damage prevention education
service for the safety and protection of underground utility facilities and the community.
JULIE does not own, operate or mark any underground facilities.
JULIE covers the entire state of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. If you’re digging in Chicago, contact 811 Chicago.
With nearly 2,000 members, JULIE is funded by the membership which pays to receive notifications about proposed excavation activity happening around their infrastructure.
This funding covers JULIE operating costs, education and public awareness efforts, and provides the free locate request notification process to excavators. Contact members directly for the following issues:
JULIE is governed by a Board of Directors that sets policy and strategic direction for the corporation. The Board includes representatives of various stakeholders throughout Illinois who attend quarterly meetings and various training programs offered during the year. Elections are conducted at JULIE’s Annual Meeting.