The Louisiana Damage Prevention Law became effective in 1988. This law requires excavators and demolishers to call a regional notification center at least two full business days before they begin their work.
The law also requires owner/operators of underground facilities to mark locations or supply information that will enable excavators and demolishers to locate underground utilities and facilities.
At the time the law passed, a non-profit notification program called DOTTIE (Dial One Time To Inform Everyone) had already been at work protecting vital underground facilities for more than a decade.
Today that program is known as Louisiana One Call™. Our service is free to anyone who disturbs the soil, individuals or companies, whether they work with heavy equipment or hand tools.