Utilities: Marking Symbols

In addition to the paint color to identify the utilities line. The utility locator will use several symbols to identify the type of buried utility line. These range from simple pipelines to ducts housing several lines for the same utility. The combination of colors and symbol will help you identify the utilities […]

Utilities: Marking Colors

The paint colors used to mark utilities lines is presented above. Six of the eight colors identify utility pipelines.  Red: electric power lines, cables, conduit, and lighting cables Orange: telecommunication, alarm or signal lines, cables, or conduit Yellow: natural gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or other flammables Green: sewers and drain […]

Utilities: Ready to Dig? Start with 811

The utilities going into your home are the same as those going into a shopping center. There is gas, water, electric, and sanitary sewer pipes between your residence to the public right of way.  Typically, the homeowner is responsible for the utility line between the meter or valve and the […]