LOCATING YOUR FACILITES

Receiving Devices
Members have the option of receiving their locate requests via printer, email, fax machine or manual transmission. Every JULIE member is responsible for ensuring their ticket receiving method and availability to respond is operational 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Locating Your Underground lines
Each JULIE member is responsible to mark their own underground lines with paint, stakes or flags by the requested Dig Start date and time.  For Emergency requests, within 2 hours or the date and time requested, whichever is greater. The following APWA Uniform Color Code shall be followed for the staking and/or marking of the location of a buried utility line.

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JULIE requires member companies and their locate contractors to provide free locating and marking of underground lines for the requesting party. Policy #02-05 reads as follows:
 

All JULIE members and their subcontractors, when they are performing locating and marking of the approximate location of their underground lines for excavation work, shall provide this service at no cost to the excavator.  Members may continue to charge a fee for any services involved with the Design Stage Request only.

Positive Response
If a JULIE member has no underground lines in the immediate area of the excavation, they are required by law to communicate this to the excavator  by the requested Dig Start date and time. For Emergency requests, within 2 hours or the date and time requested, whichever is greater. This notification can be done by:

  • Face-to-face communication
  • Phone or phone message
  • E-mail
  • Fax machine
  • Posting or marking in the excavation area using the APWA approved color for your utility with "OK", "NO" or "CLEAR" and a company identifier.

MARKING PRODUCTS
JULIE members are responsible to mark their own underground lines with paint, stakes or flags following the APWA Uniform Color Code.  The sites below are sources for marking materials.

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Aervoe

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Blackburn Marking Flags & Marking Products

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Krylon

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Presco

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Rust-Oleum

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Utility Safeguard