Entries by OUNC

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, […]

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 […]