In April 2016 Governor Fallin signed HB-1951, which requires all Oklahoma municipalities with underground lines to register/become a member of Oklahoma One-Call, or OKIE811. The law became effective November 1, 2016.
Members are expected to fully utilize One-Call and 811 to ensure notifications are made to have underground lines located, to participate with all other members in protecting excavators from injury and to protect all underground facilities/lines from damage.
To date, very few Oklahoma municipalities have complied with the law by registering as One-Call members. This is just a friendly reminder from OMAG to attend to this task. In addition to the importance of complying with state law, a municipality fully participating in the program receives the benefit of protecting their underground lines from damage, and enhances their ability to receive compensation when their lines ARE damaged by others.