BEFORE CONTACTING GSOC
Whether you call or click to request a locate ticket, GSOC will need specific information relating to your dig so that your ticket can be processed correctly. Please review the questions you will need to answer before contacting GSOC in our Locate Request Guide. If you fail to have the complete information before you contact GSOC your request may be suspended until you obtain complete information. For a complete view of the GSOC process from start to finish, take a look at our Dig Safe Guide.
What Does NOT Get Marked: Private Facilities
Some underground lines in your work area may not be utility owned. These are considered private facilities and will NOT be marked by public utility companies. Types of private facilities include, but are not limited to, heating systems for pools, electricity for outbuilding, invisible fences, fiber optic lines, septic systems, and satellite dishes. If you think you may have private facilities you should contact a private utility locator to identify and locate them. For more information about private underground facilities and homeowner responsibilities please read through our GSOC Handbook.
PAINT OR FLAG COLOR INDICATOR
You are required to use white markings to define the entire area where excavation will occur, unless it can be shown it is not practical. Include a safety buffer when marking the area.
- Area of proposed Excavation
- Temporary Survey Markings
- Gas, Oil, Steam, Propane
- Communication, CATV, Fiber
- Reclaimed Water, Irrigation