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Welcome to the Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council (GCDPC) Web Site.
Remember to call DIGGER at (312) 744-7000 prior to excavating - it is the law!  For more information on joining the GCDPC, visit the membership tab of this web site.

Important Web Sites and Links

2015 Meeting Schedule

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Click on QR Code for Rules or Dig Tickets!

Click on this link to download and print a copy of the GCDPC Excavator Handbook!


To View The Current Version Of The Illinois Damage Prevention Act On the JULIE Web Site, Click Below:
Damage Prevention Act

About The Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council

The GCDPC is made up of representatives from facility owners and operators, the City of Chicago DIGGER system, excavators, state and local governments and others interested in protection of underground facilities.  The council provides an open forum for these organizations to share ideas in order to minimize damages to underground facilities by taking a proactive approach by partnering with those engaged in excavating in the City of Chicago

Our Mission

The GCDPC is working hard to promote:

    Safety and prevent damage to underground facilities.
    Construction safety through education.
    The need to call before you dig.
    The need to coordinate work activities.


Any facility owner/operator, excavation company, state or city government agency or persons interested in the protection of underground facilities in the City of Chicago can become an active member in the GCDPC.  For more information on the GCDPC or to become a member, complete the membership form found on the Membership page.

Best Practices:

The GCDPC has developed a Best Practices approach to educate excavators and facility owners who have been involved with both excellent and substandard performance issues.  For more info please visit the Best Practices page.

The GCDPC is committed to providing excavators with ways to complete their work in a safe, well informed manner.  Here you can register for safety training sessions that the council offers free of charge.  You will find the GCDPC Excavator's Handbook which is a comprehensive guide to best practices, digging requirements and safe work practices.

Emergency Contacts:

A comprehensive listing of contact numbers for DIGGER and member companies. When you experience problems with locates or are just not sure when you are excavating, call the member company!

Send mail to Bryan Gallardo with questions or comments about this web site.
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