Utility Locate Policy

Policy

To provide guidelines regarding the location of underground utilities. 

Procedure

1.1A Requirement

Any digging on any Missouri State University campus requires a trained locator to mark the utilities that may be in a specific location. Locating must be performed prior to any dig operation.

1.1B Submit Utility Locate Request

The requester is to fill out the Request for Utility Locate form found on the Planning, Design & Construction website. The top of the form contains construction contractor information, but the form can also be used by other sources seeking locates. Proper signatory authorization is required by Facilities Management or Planning, Design & Construction.

1.1C Routing

All construction related requests are to be submitted to Planning, Design, & Construction for authorization. After authorization, Planning, Design, & Construction will forward all completed requests to Facilities Management, who will be the clearinghouse and contact for completing all locates. All other requests are to be submitted to Facilities Management for authorization.

Facilities Management/Work Management will create the appropriate work orders for Maintenance, Telecommunications, Grounds and Missouri One-Call to initiate the requested work. Requests should be submitted a minimum of five (5) working days prior to the proposed work. The request is to include all pertinent drawings that are available to assist with the locate; the Planning, Design & Construction Office is available to assist when necessary.

1.1D Performance and Billing

Work Management will forward all requests to the appropriate parties as necessary. Contacts for performance of the locates shall be made as noted on the request form. Maintenance, Telecommunications and Grounds will work together whenever possible and necessary to help assure the best possible information is noted for all utilities potentially affected by the work. Proper notification will be sent to the Requester when the utility locate is completed. Facilities Management will reconcile the monthly billings and distribute charges to the appropriate accounts.