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.
Electric power lines cables, conduit and lighting cables
Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials
Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit
Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
Sewers and drain lines
Temporary survey markings