Entries by OUNC

OUNC was a proud sponsor at this years Dozer Day in Vancouver on May 18-19.

OUNC was a proud sponsor at this years Dozer Day in Vancouver on May 18-19. This year we had a coloring contest to teach kids what color codes match to underground utilities. Over 135 kids participated and proudly hung their drawings on our 811 trailer. We want to thank our volunteers from NW Natural who […]

OUNC partnered with NW Natural for career day

The Oregon Utility Notification Center / OUNC partnered with NW Natural at this years career day at the Career Technical Education Center in Salem, OR! Tobin Werner, NW Natural, shared natural gas safety information as well as job opportunities in the industry with the students. We also shared the importance of calling 811 before any […]

OUNC was a proud sponsor of the first NWUCA Construction Career Day

OUNC was a proud sponsor of the first NWUCA Construction Career Day held at NW College of Construction. Students from Sam Barlow, Parkrose, Washougal, Reynolds, David Douglas, and Franklin high schools attended. Each activity station gave the students demonstrations on installing piping, virtual reality equipment simulation, and other job related skills. After stopping by our […]

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, […]