Manager's Message

Don’t Be Surprised, Call before you dig!


Know what’s below, call before you dig.

Call before you Dig_May 2015

Before picking up a shovel, pick up the telephone.  Electric, water, sewer, natural gas, telephone and cable television lines often are buried underground.  One wrong move can cause you and your neighbors to be cut off from vital services – or cause death or injury to you, from an electric shock or an explosion.  At least two business days before you plan to dig, call Oregon’s one-call center.  Affected utility companies will come out and use color-coded paint to mark the locations of underground utilities. Call ahead not only is common sense, but it is the law.

White– Proposed Excavation

Pink– Temporary Survey Markings

Red– Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables

Yellow– Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials

Orange– Communication, Alarm or Signal lines, Cables or Conduit

Blue– Portable Water

Maroon– Reclaimed water, Irrigation and Slurry Lines

Green– Sewers and Drain Lines

Dial 811 toll free to be connected to Oregon’s statewide one-call center.


Questions? Call 800.341.8580