We've all heard "Call before you dig", but do you know what the different paint/flag colors represent?  When a utility company marks a location, they use colored flags or paint to identify what is underground.  Here is a list of what each color represents.  Pictures below are pulled from Admin. "Homeowners." O.U.P.S. - Ohio Utilities Protection Services, Call Before You Dig. N.p., 23 May 2016. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.

Red

Electric power lines cables, conduit and lighting cables

Yellow

Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials

Orange

Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit

 

Blue

Potable Water

 

Purple

Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines

Green

Sewers and drain lines

Pink

Temporary survey markings

 

White

Proposed excavating