Excavator

As an excavator, it is extremely important you know where underground utility lines are located whenever digging is taking place. Using the 811 services can be the difference between safe digging and dangerous digging with any of the equipment used on job sites. There are several options for getting underground lines marked. You can call 811, use The Portal to process your tickets electronically or use our Fast Customer option for a callback. Avoid costly damages, contact 811 before you dig!


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Marking Color Code

For Marking Underground Utility Lines

White - Proposed excavation White

Proposed excavation

Pink - Temporary survey markings Pink

Temporary survey markings

Red - Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables Red

Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables

Yellow - Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials Yellow

Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials

Orange - Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit Orange

Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit

Blue - Potable water Blue

Potable water

Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines Purple

Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines

Green - Sewer and drain lines Green

Sewer and drain lines

  • Q:
    Can anyone request a ticket search?
    • Information regarding the locate ticket will only be released to the individual representing the company that requested the ticket.

  • Q:
    I have a question about the law.
    • Please visit damage prevention laws for all questions pertaining to the law. If you need additional assistance please email info@texas811.org and we will assist you as much as possible.