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AL 811 members should respond to all locate requests by marking the approximate location of their underground facilities in the excavation area within 48 hours. Each utility operator will mark or flag their facilities in accordance with the color code outlined in Alabama Act 94-487. These colors include:

RED
Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables

YELLOW
Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials

ORANGE
Communication, Cable TV, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit

BLUE
Potable Water

GREEN
Sewer or Drain Lines

WHITE
Proposed Excavation

The marks or markings shall indicate the name, initials, or logo of the owner and operator of the underground facility and the width of the underground facility if it is greater than two inches.

In addition to the color codes listed in Alabama Act 94-487, the following are approved by the American Public Works Association (APWA) to be included:

PURPLE
Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, or Slurry Lines

PINK
Temporary Survey Markings
 
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