Utilities use temporary paint to mark the location of buried lines and pipe before digging for repairs. The national color code for line locating is as follows.
- Blue - Water
- Green -Wastewater
- Red - Electric
- Yellow - Gas
- Orange - Telecommunications
- White - Proposed excavation area
The paint will wash away in a few days with rainfall. Failure to cooperate with other utilities by locating facilities can lead to service interruptions and worker injuries. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated. If you plan to do it yourself, be sure to call 811 before you dig to make sure you don’t hit any lines.