Do Your Part. Learn the Color Code.
Different colored flags or paint are used to mark underground utilities, with each color representing a unique utility type. If you see flags or paint on the ground, do not remove or disrupt them, as this is against the law. If utility marks have been damaged, disturbed or are no longer visible, you must submit a remark to have the intended dig site’s utilities marked once again prior to digging.
Familiarize yourself with these markings and their meaning to better understand and mitigate the risks associated with a specific digging project, and always be sure to follow the Five Steps to safe digging for every dig. Below you will find information about the uniform color code that is used in every state to identify different utilities.