Residents should be aware that any time a construction project requires digging, a call to Digger's Hotline is required.
We recently had an incident in the city that could have been disastrous. A resident was doing some sidewalk construction, and staked out the forms to hold the cement. Unfortunately, an underground gas pipe was "compromised" as shown. Fortunately, the situation was resolved without catastrophe, but could have easily put Columbus on the evening news in a less than optimal fashion (can you say "Towering Inferno"?). And there could have been significant liability issues as well. So if your project involves any kind of digging, call the Digger's Hotline first.