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Texas811 has more than 1,600 members who play a vital role in protecting underground facilities around the state. Commitment from all stakeholders contributes to the success of our Damage Prevention program and helps promote safe digging for all involved. Our Damage Prevention Councils (DPC) typically are comprised of construction contractors, utility operators, Texas811, municipalities, utility locators, engineering firms, TxDOT and other associated industry stakeholders. DPCs meet on a regular basis in every region throughout the state of Texas. These meetings provide an optimal forum where stakeholders can share information and perspectives and then work together on all aspects of damage prevention issues. In promoting a spirit of shared responsibility, regional DPCs welcome all stakeholders who would like to be a part of the damage prevention solution.
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Damage Prevention Laws
- Utilities Code Title 5, Chapter 251
- Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 16, Part 1, Chapter 18
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Marking Color Code
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Temporary survey markings
Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables
Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials
Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit
Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
Sewer and drain lines
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