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Why is locating private utilities important?
In addition to the required 811 public utility locate, it is important to also have a third party locator visit your job site to esure all private, abandoned, and unknown subsurface structures are located and marked. Calling 811 will only locate public utilities up to the meter point, which leaves all other buried infrastructure susceptible to damge during excavation activites.
What do the colors of the markings mean?
Do I still need to call 811 despite hiring a third party private locator?
Yes; all excavation activities require an 811 ticket to be placed. This notifies all member companies within the proposed area that work will be taking pace near their facilities.