Why are there flags and paint in my yard?

If you have these flags and paint in your yard, it means that someone in the area is planning to dig and they did the responsible thing and called 811. This allows utilities to come out and mark their buried lines before the project begins. Utilities will send out locators who will come and mark the approximate location of buried utilities with paint or flags so that whoever is doing the digging can avoid them. Each utility type corresponds to a specific color of paint or a flag - for example, gas lines are marked with yellow paint or flags. Work being performed by contractors is almost always in the right-of-way, or within an existing utility easement. Residents shouldn’t mow over, or remove the flags, especially if they value their water, sewer, gas, internet, phone, or other services.

Color FlagsColor Code
WhiteProposed Excavation
PinkTemporary Survey Making
RedElectric Power lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables
YellowGas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials
OrangeCommunication, Alarm, or Signal Line, Cables, or Conduit
BluePotable Water
PurpleReclaimed Water, Irrigation. and Slurry Lines
GreenSewer and Drain Lines

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1. Why are there flags and paint in my yard?
2. When do I get my deposit returned?
3. Why is there a strong taste of chlorine in my water?
4. What is reclaimed water?
5. How much is my deposit?
6. What can’t you do with reclaimed water?
7. What can you do with reclaimed water?
8. Why use reclaimed water?
9. How do I know if I have Reclaimed / Reuse Water?
10. I saw a Deltona Water employee or a Fire Dept. employee letting water run out of a pipe or a hydrant out onto the ground. Isn’t that wasting water?
11. Why is my water brown?
12. What is the water pressure at my house?
13. What is the hardness of the water?
14. How can I protect myself and my home from a Water Utility Service imposter?
15. How do I check for a leak?
16. How do I read my water meter?
17. Why are my services being disconnected when my current bill is not due yet?
18. How is the late fee calculated?
19. How can I set up Auto-Bill Pay to have my checking or savings account automatically debited and my account paid monthly?
20. How do I find my account online?
21. How can I login and pay my bill online?
22. How can I pay my bill?
23. When is my bill due?
24. What is a base charge?
25. How am I billed?