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Limbs/Debris Pick Up Schedule:
If you have limbs/yard debris that the Public Works Department need to pick up, please have these items by the curb no later than the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. There is a charge for this service!
Old Furniture/large item Pick Up Schedule:
If you have old furniture and/or large items that the Public
Works Department needs to pick up, please have these items by the curb no later
than the 4th Wednesday of the month. There is a charge for this service!
Why Call Before You Dig?
Safe digging is everyone's
Where It Starts:
Safe digging starts when
you call the Utilities Protection Center of Georgia. Ideally, we ask that you
give us about a week before you plan to dig. In that time, we will notify the
member utilities, who will send a locater to mark your utility lines with flags
and/or paint markings.
You may call 811 or 1-800-282-7411 statewide
and 770-623-4344 locally. It is important that you
provide the following information when you notify us:
- Name, area code, phone number, address, city, county and nearest
- Type of work to be done and how long it will take.
- Date and start time digging is scheduled to begin.
- If any work will be done within 10 ft. of overhead high voltage
- Contractor/contact person and phone number.
- Where on the property you want marking done.
- Specific directions to your property – landmarks, etc.
During your call, the
UPC of Georgia will give you a “ticket” number. This ticket is the official
notification of your request and is immediately sent to all the utility members
in your area. Once they have been notified, they have 48 hours from the next
business day (provided you call before 4:30 pm) to get a locator to mark your
lines. Anytime during this process, you can actually track the progress
of utility members and locaters who are responding to your “ticket.” To do this,
click on the What is Positive Response? section on this page
and follow the instructions. To make sure all lines are marked, a final
check on positive response should be done at noon on the legal date you were
If you have
any problems, conflicts or disputes with responses, please call us again to
re-notify the utility members.
Once Fully Located:
Once the area to dig has
been marked and/or cleared, proceed with caution while digging. Recommended
distance is two feet to either side from the markings. The colored paint and/or
flags indicate the different utilities. If when digging you accidentally
damage, dislocate, or disturb any utility, call UPC to report the damage. Have
your ticket number handy and be ready to get a damage ticket number and phone
number to call that utility that was damaged. If the damage is serious enough
to create an emergency, immediately take precautions to safeguard your health
If you notice someone
digging on your property, be sure they have contacted UPC for a dig ticket and
the utilities within that area are marked before any digging starts. This is
for your own safety.
The dig ticket (locate
request) in which you call in is intended to prevent any harm to your life and
property. Among the work types that we suggest you call in a ticket for
include: planting, repairing or replacing u/g utilities (specifying which
utility), fences, mailbox, retaining walls, aerating, sentricon, grading, tilling,
using an auger, any mechanized/motorized piece of machinery, etc.
By not calling, here's
what you could get into: Personal injury (possible loss of life), Damage to
environment, costly property damage, damage to important utilities that would
disable others to make emergency calls or lose the availability of a utility,
costly delays, expensive repairs, legal problems, and civil penalties.Copyright ©2009 Utilities Protection Center of Georgia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~