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.
|Temporary Survey Making
|Electric Power lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables
|Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials
|Communication, Alarm, or Signal Line, Cables, or Conduit
|Reclaimed Water, Irrigation. and Slurry Lines
|Sewer and Drain Lines