I've noticed colored flags in my yard. What do they mean?

Gopher State One Call takes requests from callers who plan to do excavation work. The utility companies or a utility locating services company mark the locations of the underground utilities with corresponding paint and flags. 

  • White = Proposed excavation
  • Pink = Temporary survey markings
  • Red = Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables
  • Yellow = Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials
  • Blue = Potable water
  • Purple = Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
  • Green = Sewer and Drain Lines.

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1. There is a pothole on my street. When will it be fixed?
2. I've noticed colored flags in my yard. What do they mean?
3. When will my fire hydrant be flushed?
4. Who do I call for problems with my water and sewer service?
5. I need a dumpster on my property. What are my options?
6. My water bill seems high this month. Why has it increased?
7. When can I expect my street to be swept?
8. I have yard debris from a storm. Will the City pick it up?
9. My yard waste was not picked up. Why?
10. When will the street be completely fixed after a winter water break?
11. A plow hit and damaged my mailbox. Who is going to fix it?
12. Who fixes my sod or irrigation system if it gets damaged by a plow?
13. A snow plow just left my street. Why is there a pile of snow at the end of my driveway?
14. When will my street be plowed after a snow storm?
15. Fall is almost over. When will my snow stakes be installed?