Anyone digging must contact OKIE811 to have facility operators locate and mark their underground lines.
After Contacting OKIE811
After OKIE811 has been notified and a locate request has been created, the information about the excavation is transmitted to the Members. Members will contact a trained technician to either mark their facilities or inform the excavator that facilities are not in the proposed excavation area. It’s important to have accurate contact information as part of the locate request.
Locations of member underground facilities will be marked with paint, flags and/or stakes, according to American Public Works Association (APWA) color codes. The approximate location of underground facilities is defined as a strip of land two (2) feet on either side of the underground facility size, considering the facility’s width.
If underground facilities need to be remarked because of work activity or if weather has destroyed the original marks, contact OKIE811. Ask for an update request and inform the customer service representative that underground facilities need to be remarked. Remember to have your locate request number on hand to identify the excavation location.
At the job site, be sure to “white line” or indicate the area to be excavated. This will give locators the exact location of the proposed excavation. It will also eliminate unnecessary marking.