- What are the color codes for utilities?
- How much does it cost for Miss Dig?
- When should you call Dig Safe?
- How long does Dig Safe take?
- What are the Dig Safe Colors?
- What happens if you dig before calling 811?
- How many days before digging should you call 811?
- Why are there miss dig flags in my yard?
- What does Miss Dig do?
- Is it against the law to dig without calling 811?
- What do red flags in the ground mean?
- How far down are utility lines buried?
- Who pays for Dig Safe?
- How long does it take for Miss Dig to come out?
- How deep can you dig without calling 811?
What are the color codes for utilities?
RED – Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables.YELLOW – Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials.ORANGE – Communication, Alarm.
or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit.BLUE – Potable Water.
GREEN – Sewers and Drain Lines.PURPLE – Reclaimed Water, Irrigation and Slurry Lines..
How much does it cost for Miss Dig?
To avoid personal injury and damage to those underground lines, state law requires you to contact MISS DIG 811 before starting a digging project, regardless of the project size or depth. MISS DIG 811’s services are free, there are no fees associated with web access and if by phone, the call is free.
When should you call Dig Safe?
Why should I call Dig Safe? Damaging an underground facility is dangerous – for you, and for the people around you. A broken pipe or cable also causes outages, expensive repairs and legal problems. This is why state law requires a call to 811, even for property owners digging on private land.
How long does Dig Safe take?
Your digging project must start within 30 days from the day your Dig Safe ticket is issued, or the ticket expires. This is why you should not request a mark out unless you expect the work to take place within 30 days.
What are the Dig Safe Colors?
Paint, flags, or stakes indicating the presence of a buried facility should correspond to the following color codes:Red = Electric.Yellow = Gas/Oil/Steam.Orange = Communications/CATV.Blue = Water.Green = Sewer.Pink = Survey Markings.White = Proposed Excavation.
What happens if you dig before calling 811?
Hitting a buried line while digging can disrupt utility service, cost money to repair, or cause serious injury or death. Always contact your 811 center, wait the required time for utilities to respond to your request, and ensure that all utilities have responded to your request before putting a shovel in the ground.
How many days before digging should you call 811?
You should call 811 or use your state 811 center’s website a few business days before you begin any digging, including common projects like planting trees and shrubs or installing fences and mailboxes. The specific amount of advance notice that you are required to provide varies by state.
Why are there miss dig flags in my yard?
The flags are there because someone is planning on digging in or near your yard. Anybody can call Miss Dig and request the underground utilities to be marked including homeowners who are planning on digging. Please call Miss Dig to find out who called the locate request at 811.
What does Miss Dig do?
The MISS DIG 811 system’s primary function is to process locate requests from individuals planning to dig and notifies its member utilities about these excavations. The member utilities then mark the dig site, indicating the approximate location of their underground public utility lines (MISS DIG 811 does not mark).
Is it against the law to dig without calling 811?
The law, in all states, generally provides that anyone excavating must call the 811 utility-locate hotline before digging begins to have all utilities located and marked.
What do red flags in the ground mean?
Red flags – Red is the most common flag. It signifies electric utilities, such as cables and power lines. These mark the power lines that connect to a neighbor’s power grid. Marking these junctions helps avoid a neighborhood-wide power outage. White flags – White flags mean excavation.
How far down are utility lines buried?
18 to 24 inchesFor buried electrical cable, service lines (the lines that run into a home) are typically buried 18 to 24 inches and primary lines (those that provide power to a general area) are usually 36 to 48 inches deep. Other electrical lines can be shallower.
Who pays for Dig Safe?
Dig Safe is a free service, funded entirely by its member utility companies. (Note: Dig Safe does not mark utility lines.) It’s a risk to make faulty assumptions about when to notify Dig Safe. That’s why state law requires you to notify Dig Safe for even small projects, like installing a mailbox or planting shrubs.
How long does it take for Miss Dig to come out?
MISS DIG 811 will issue the earliest legal start date possible, usually three business days after you contact MISS DIG 811.
How deep can you dig without calling 811?
There is no allotted depth before a person needs to call 811. Whether you are just planting small shrubs or installing fences, CGA says any time you are putting a shovel in the ground you need to call due to the fact that many utilities are buried just a few inches below the surface.