Call before you dig. It’s the law. Ameren Illinois and a large collation of other groups want farmers and all landowners to dial 811 before doing something a simple as driving a stake into the ground. Gina Meehan Taylor with Ameren says for farmers regular farming practices like plowing are ok but if you’re starting a tilling project then you need to call before something tragic could happen.
The call and service is free and it’s also the law. Taylor says that if you would survive a pipeline hit you’re going to have to pay for the damage that was done.