Iowa One Call, an organization that was started in 1980 as a means to maintain the integrity of utility systems, recently announced the appointment of Bryon Stilley, Operations Manager for Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative in Albia, to the IOC Board of Directors effective April 24.
Stilley was nominated by his peers from Iowa rural electric cooperatives and elected by members of Iowa One Call throughout the state of Iowa. Stilley will join the IOC Board made up of 15 representatives from all forms of utilities including water, electricity, telecommunications and public works to work in unison to ensure the latest and most cost-effective technological improvements are developed and implemented in order to provide all Iowa operators, excavators and industry stakeholders with the most effective and efficient system possible.
“I look forward to communicating the message of safety whenever there is digging or excavation occurring in the state,” said Stilley. “My experience that I bring to the Iowa One Call Board will provide me the opportunity to apply my knowledge of the industry towards keeping citizens of Iowa safe by encouraging customers to make that important phone call to Iowa One Call. That call could make a significant difference in someone’s life and even the lives of others.”
Iowa One Call provides contractors, homeowners and others who may be excavating, digging or trenching with a single toll-free number to call for locating and marking underground facilities. All Iowans are required to call 48 hours prior to any kind of excavating or digging for projects as small as landscaping or putting in a new fence to as large as trenching in a new septic system. Utility companies will locate any buried lines or pipes within 48 hours of receiving your call. The toll-free Iowa One Call number is (800) 292-8989 or 811. For more information, visit www.iowaonecall.com.