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