Utility Locating

Call 811 Before You Dig

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a member of JULIE, the one call system in Illinois for excavators.

In accordance with state law, contact JULIE prior to any excavation at (800) 892-0123. Visit for more information.

If damage occurs during excavation in the vicinity of any university utility, on or near the Urbana campus, Willard Airport, or the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), contact the F&S Service Office.

This is a partial list of utilities that may have presence on the campus:

  • Illinois American Water
  • Ameren/Illinois Power
  • Insight Communications
  • SBC (formerly Ameritech)
  • McLeod USA
  • Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District
  • City of Champaign
  • City of Urbana
  • Ameren/CIPS
  • And others

The university operates the following utilities:

  • Water
  • Chiller Water
  • Non Potable Water
  • Steam
  • Natural Gas
  • Electricity
  • Storm Sewer
  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Compressed Air
  • Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline (between Savoy and Monticello, Illinois)

For more information or questions concerning locates or University utilities, email Robbie Bauer.

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Utilities & Energy Services

Utilities & Energy Services (UES) is continuously upgrading to provide safe, reliable, environmentally compliant, cost-effective energy and other utilities to support campus.

Tour group at Abbott Power Plant

Capital Programs

Capital Programs directs the programming, design, and construction of capital projects with more than a $250,000 total project budget at the University of Illinois.

Capital Programs

Construction Services

Construction Services manages construction, remodeling, and renovation projects typically under $250,000. Some projects with costs exceeding that amount are delivered through the department, but these projects require additional approvals.

Service Office

The Service Office processes service requests, outages, and utility locates for the campus. The Service Office receives more than 190 work requests per day and averages 10 outage requests and 15 locates per day.

Service Office photo

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