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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Damage Prevention Laws
- Utilities Code Title 5, Chapter 251
- Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 16, Part 1, Chapter 18
- Texas Legislative Update
Marking Color Code
For Marking Underground Utility Lines
Temporary survey markings
Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables
Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials
Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit
Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
Sewer and drain lines
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