What do the colors mean? Public and Private utility markers

22 Sep.,2022

 

irrigation flags


Have you ever pulled into a grocery parking lot or a gas station and noticed the lot is spray painted with all colors of the rainbow?  Have you ever driven through a neighborhood and noticed a yard with many small, colored flags throughout it?  If you have noticed these things, most likely you are looking at public and private underground utility markings.  Public and private utility companies follow a national council uniform color code.  So, from California to Ohio to Maine, the colored markings share the same meaning…

UTILITY LOCATION & COORDINATION COUNCIL UNIFORM COLOR CODE

 

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What do the colors mean?

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Have you ever pulled into a grocery parking lot or a gas station and noticed the lot is spray painted with all colors of the rainbow? Have you ever driven through a neighborhood and noticed a yard with many small, colored flags throughout it?

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Rob Harris