Every Dig Counts



Curious about the paint and flags on the ground in neighborhoods? So are many others. 74% of Texans do not know that EVERY DIG COUNTS and IT’S THE LAW to notify utility owners before digging. The paint and flags on the ground indicate that someone is planning to dig or needs to know the location of the underground utility lines in the area for planning purposes.


When most people hear the word “dig” or the phrase “call before you dig”, they think about major construction with heavy equipment, however when anyone, professional or DIYer, is doing a project that involves digging, a request for underground utility line markings must be made. This request will notify the owners of the utility lines at the worksite. Within two-business days the underground utility lines will be marked to ensure the lines are protected, but most importantly the people working and living around them are safe as well.


Along with major construction projects, a request for underground utility lines markings should be made when:

The request for line markings is FREE, however, if there are privately owned utilities in the area that need locating, a private locating company can take care of that. A quick Google search will pull up private locators in the area. Also, most plumbers can locate privately owned lines. Click HERE to learn more about privately owned utilities.

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