Don’t Be Surprised, Call before you dig!
Know what’s below, call before you dig.
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.