Underground Cable Locates - Don't take chances, call before you dig. Alabama Law requires that anyone doing any type of excavation to contact the underground utility owners. This is made simple by calling the Alabama Line Locate Center at:
1-800-292-8525 or simply dial 811
Then, the Locate Center notifies the individual utilities. It is a free service to you. The law does state that the utility has 48 hours to locate the lines. Once the lines have been located they will be flagged and/or painted. The color of the flagging/paint indicates the type of utility. For emergency digging, our locate personnel will be dispatched immediately.
|YELLOW||Gas,Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials|
|RED||Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables|
|ORANGE||Communication, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit|
|BLUE||Water, Irrigation and Slurry Lines|
|GREEN||Sewers and Drain Lines|