Entries by OUNC

Oregon PUC: 8/11 is ‘National Safe Digging Day’

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Public Utility Commission is reminding homeowners and professional contractors of the importance of calling 811 before starting any outdoor digging project. Every six minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without calling 811 first. Striking a line can cause injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient […]

Governor Brown Proclaims April “Oregon Dig Safely Month”

Reminder to call 811 before digging SALEM, Ore. – In time for spring gardening and home improvement projects, Governor Kate Brown proclaims April as “Oregon Dig Safely Month”. This serves as a reminder to all Oregon homeowners and contractors to call 811 before digging to have underground facilities, such as natural gas pipelines, electrical utilities, […]

OUNC News Release related to the solar eclipse on 8/21/17

On Monday, August 21, 2017 the state of Oregon will experience a total solar eclipse. State officials are expecting an influx of one million visitors to the state for several days on either side of the eclipse. The large number of visitors and Oregonians interested in this special event are being advised to prepare for […]

Portland Natural Gas Explosion

The OPUC Investigation of the Natural Gas Explosion in NW Portland is complete. The OUNC Board will study the findings and if any corrections or additions to the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are found that could have prevented this incident, the OAR’s will be revised. Download Gas Incident Documents: 2016-10-19 NWN Incident Report – NW […]

Governor proclaims April “Dig Safely Month”

On March 27, 2017, Governor Kate Brown issued a proclamation declaring the month of April as “Dig Safely Month” in Oregon. The proclamation, in concurrence with National Safe Digging Month, reminds everyone in Oregon to call 811 before starting any digging projects.

OUNC Sponsorship – 2016 – Bi-Mart Country Music Festivals

Oregon Utility Notification Center was present at Cape Blanco and Willamette CMF this year.  The new 811 Trailer provided festive give aways for the attendees at the music festivals.  Thanks again to all the volunteers who worked hard and provided the message to call 811 before you dig!

Locator Safety Awareness Week

The third annual Locator Safety Awareness Week is June 19 – June 25, 2016. The purpose of this effort is to keep our nation’s locators safe on the job. You can help promote awareness of the hazards related to utility locating by doing the following: http://www.damagepreventionprofessional.com/locator_safety_awareness_week.php             

2016 Fishing Derby and Family Fun Day

Sponsored by: Metropolitan, Mid-Willamette Valley, North Coast and Yamhill County Utility Coordinating Councils When: June 25, 2016 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (Registration from 8:00 – 10:00 am) Where: Henry Hagg Lake – Boat Ramp C 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119 Who: Open to the public – All attendees welcome! Cost: This […]