Skip to main content

CLICK BEFORE YOU DIG, IT’S THE LAW!

AND IT’S ALSO THE RIGHT THING TO DO

Anyone digging must contact OKIE811 to have facility operators locate and mark their underground lines.

OK Excavation Safety EXPO Registration is Now Open!

The Oklahoma Excavation Safety Expo is March 6-7. This conference is for everyone: entrepreneurial landscaper to a construction crew for a large company. Don’t miss the chance to learn from industry experts and networking with fellow safety professionals!

Learn More

Facility Owners and Operators be sure to register to attend this year’s Annual Meeting!

Know What’s Below!

Click the Mouse
1

CONTACT OKIE811

Enter your locate request at least 3 business days before you plan to dig.
2

WAIT

Wait the required time to ensure the facility operators have marked the lines in the dig area.
3

CONFIRM RESPONSE

Ensure all facility operators listed on your ticket have responded with either marks on the ground, a positive response on the ticket, and/or a communication directly to you.
4

RESPECT THE MARKS

Only hand dig within 24″ of the marks until the underground line is exposed. Maintain the marks for the duration of your project.

Who’s Digging?

Click the link below to learn more about what you need to do before starting on your next digging project.

Uniform Color Code

The American Public Works Association (APWA) developed a color code for temporarily marking underground facilities before excavation. The color code encourages all excavators, surveyors and engineers to use these colors to promote and eliminate damages to workers and the general public as well as prevent service interruptions to vital underground utilities.

Marking underground utilities with paint, flags, surface markers and underground marking tapes allows all excavators to understand the types of facilities and the approximate locations and routes of buried lines.

Types of utility markers that are flagged:

Okie 811 Flags-White

White
Proposed Excavation

Okie 811 Flags-Pink

Pink
Temporary Survey Markings

Okie 811 Flags-Red

Red
Electric Power Lines, Cables Conduit, Lightning Cables

Okie 811 Flags-Yellow

Yellow
Gas, Oil, Steam

Okie 811 Flags-Orange

Orange
Communication, Alarm, Conduit

Okie 811 Flags-Blue

Blue
Potable Water

Okie 811 Flags-Purple

Purple
Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, Slurry Lines

Okie 811 Flags-Green

Green
Sewer and Drain Lines

DIG IT?

Start a Ticket.