Planning to put in a new fence or mailbox? New home improvements coming soon? Take a moment to do this before you start your work.
Knowing the location and area of your plumbing pipe can be vital when digging. If you hit a pipeline or any underground utility, it could cost you a lot of money to get it fixed. By having your utilities marked before you excavate, you are insuring yourself a headache in the future.
Common utility color markings are:
- Blue – Plumbing
- Green – Sewage
- Red – Electric
- Yellow – Gas
- Orange – Cable TV
Make sure to call 8-1-1 or 1-800-DIG-RITE (344-7483) before you dig!
- Call 3 to 10 days before you begin digging
- Wait the required amount of time
- Respect the markings
- Dig safe, dig smart, dig with care
Fun Fact of the Month – In the United States, a buried utility line is damaged by an excavating activity every 3 minutes.