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Underground facilities shall be marked in accordance with the following designated color code:

Electric power lines, cables or conduit, and lighting cables.
Gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or other hazardous liquid or gaseous materials.
Communications, cable TV, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduits.
Water, irrigation, and slurry lines.
Sewers, drainage facilities or other drain lines.
Pre-marking of the outer limits of the proposed excavation or marking the centerline and width of proposed lineal installations of buried facilities.
Temporary Survey Markings.
Slurry and reclaimed.

Permanently Marking Underground Facilities

The following recommendations shall be followed when permanently marking underground facilities.

  1. Markers must be clearly visible.
  2. Marker material shall be durable in nature. (Treated Wood, Metallic, UV Resistant Plastics, etc.)
  3. Mark culverts if not readily visible. Mark both ends of all non-visible underground facilities.
  4. Identify type of underground facility if not recognizable from the surface.
  5. It is also recommended that the OUNC Call Center number (1-800-332-2344) appear on the marker, if the marker is of sufficient size.

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