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Always Call 811 Before You Dig

PHMSA, the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, states that damage to underground utility lines by excavation continues to be one of the most common reasons for incidents that result in service outages, property damage and injuries or fatalities nationwide.

Common Ground Alliance, the national safe digging organization, states that over 99% of the time when 811 is called prior to digging to mark the utility lines, damages are avoided – yet 30% of all damages are the result of people not calling 811.

 

APWA Uniform Color Code for Marking Underground Utility Lines. White means Proposed Excavation. Pink means Temporary Survey Markings. Red means Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables. Yellow means Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum, or Gaseous Materials. Orange means Communication, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit. Blue means Potable Water. Purple means Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, and Slurry Lines. Green means Sewers and Drain Lines.
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