Entries by OUNC

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 […]

April is Safe Digging Month

OUNC has partnered with NW Natural, PGE, and Pacific Power to promote April is Safe Digging Month.  The ad campaign is on 20 Tri-Met buses throughout the Portland Metro area.

Kids Poster Contest

Introduction The Kids Poster Contest is sponsored by the Oregon Utility Notification Center. Students attending Mary Woodward, Alberta Rider and Deer Creek Elementary Schools and are in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade are eligible to enter the contest. It is designed to combine a student’s originality and artistic talent with his or her ability to […]

Oregon 811 booth at the Civil War game

Oregon 811 had a booth set up at the Moshofsky Center for the Civil War game. Hundreds of fans stopped by to learn about safe digging and spun the wheel for a prize. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it a successful day.