Utilities

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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Marking Color Code

For Marking Underground Utility Lines

White - Proposed excavation White

Proposed excavation

Pink - Temporary survey markings Pink

Temporary survey markings

Red - Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables Red

Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables

Yellow - Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials Yellow

Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials

Orange - Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit Orange

Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit

Blue - Potable water Blue

Potable water

Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines Purple

Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines

Green - Sewer and drain lines Green

Sewer and drain lines


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  • Q:
    Can anyone request a ticket search?
    • Information regarding the locate ticket will only be released to the individual representing the company that requested the ticket.

  • Q:
    I have a question about the law.
    • Please visit damage prevention laws for all questions pertaining to the law. If you need additional assistance please email info@texas811.org and we will assist you as much as possible.