Call Before You Dig

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By law, everyone MUST contact the Ohio Utilities Protection Service, 8-1-1 or 1-800-362-2764, at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) before beginning ANY digging project.

Some examples include:
•Landscaping
•Digging holes for fence posts or a mailbox
•Anchoring supports for decks and swings sets
•Planting trees
•Removing tree roots
•Driving landscaping stakes into the ground
•Installing a retainer wall

Utility Color Codes…

When utility company representatives mark a location, they use colored flags and/or paint to identify the type of underground service

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
Purple – Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
Green – Sewers and drain lines
Pink – Temporary survey markings
White – Proposed excavating

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