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Call Before You Dig

Planning an exterior home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job - even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Digging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you, and potentially result in fines and repair costs. 

Call 811 or (800) 344-7233 Before You Dig, its free! Or submit a locate request online at Kansas811.com.

To assist the utility company, you may mark the area of excavation with white paint or flags.

What do the flags and paint in my yard mean?
The utility companies use colored flags and/or paint to indicate the approximate location of their underground utilities. 
White: Proposed excavation or marking the installations of buried facilities.
Pink: Temporary Survey Markings.
Red: Electric power lines, cables or conduit, and lighting cables.
Yellow: Gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or gaseous materials.
Orange: Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables, or conduits, and fiber.
Blue: Potable water.
Purple: Slurry, irrigation, and reclaimed water.
Green: Sewers, drainage facilities, or other drain lines.

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