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One Call

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  • UMD Facilities Management is a member of the Gopher State One Call System.
  • Minnesota State Statute requires anyone digging in Minnesota must call Gopher State One Call before digging. Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety
  • Before you dig for any reason, it is YOUR responsibility to notify Gopher State One Call at least 48 hours before digging.
  • The Gopher State One Call number is 1-800-252-1166.They will forward your information to all utility companies that have underground facilities in the area.The person or company who is doing the work is responsible for calling GSOC.
  • This is a FREE service paid for by the utility companies.
  • GSOC Handbook
  • Underground Focus Magazine 

We cannot locate any underground utilities until Gopher State One Call has been notified.

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If you have any questions about Gopher State one Call requirements please contact our utility locator, Erik Larson at elarson@d.umn.edu or 726-6915

Not all utilities on campus are owned and operated by Facilities Management.

Other utilities with lines on campus are:

  • University of Minnesota Information Technology Systems and Service
  • Minnesota Power
  • MP Telcom
  • City of Duluth Water, Gas, Sewer, Storm Sewer
  • WLSSD
  • Century Link
  • Charter Communications