What's buried underground may surprise you.
Most electrical lines in Texas are strung overhead along utility poles. Those are easy to spot and avoid.
Oil & Gas
Natural gas heats our buildings, fires our stoves and fireplaces and generates electricity.
Telecom refers to any of our communication services, including telephone land lines, internet service and cable TV. If you cut a telecom line,...
Water & Sewer
Water and sewer lines may sound like the least problematic of all the underground utilities. However, a broken water pipe can mean costly repairs,...
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What does it mean to have your lines marked?
What do the marked lines mean for how I dig?
What information is required for a locate request?
When you contact Texas811 to have your lines marked, you are initiating a process that includes our contact center, utility locators and utility companies working together to prepare you for safe digging.
The location of the lines indicate the approximate location of utility lines underground. Approximate position because the exact location of the lines shift slightly as humidity causes the earth to shift.
You’ll need to provide the following information to request underground line markings for your work location/site. If you cannot provide all of the information at this time, you may have to re-contact...
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Temporary Survey Markings
Sewer and Drain Lines
Electrical Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables
Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials
Communications, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit
Irrigation and Slurry Lines, Reclaimed Water
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