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Become a Member of Blue Stakes of Utah 811
If you have interest in becoming a Member of Blue Stakes Of Utah 811, please open the Membership Information Packet resource to begin. Alternatively if you have any questions about becoming a Member, please click on the button below to contact us.
Annual Meeting of Members
The Annual Meeting of Members is held in the fall each year for all participating member facility owners. Some of the agenda items include: Damage Prevention Video and Breakfast, Message from the Board Chair, Board Member Introductions and Elections, Financial Audit Report, Center Activity Report, and a Question & Answer discussion.
The 2022 Annual Meeting of Members was held on Thursday, September 15, 2022.
The meeting packet and minutes from the 2022 meeting are available below:
The 2023 Annual Meeting of Members will be held on September 28, 2023.
Registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting of Members will be available in August 2023.
Electronic Positive Response (EPR)
Electronic Positive Response (EPR) is a system that encourages and facilitates communication from member facility owners back to Blue Stakes of Utah 811 regarding the status of each locate request, which is then made available to excavators.
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Remote Access for Members (RAM) is designed to assist member utilities in updating and reviewing their member contact information and polygon and grid notification areas. It also has many other features and functionality to help member utilities any time day or night.
After Hours Emergencies
Emergency notification on weekends, holidays, or between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on normal workdays should be reported directly to utility companies. You may access their emergency contact information using the Utility Contact Information Lookup tool on the Blue Stakes website under the Members section, or directly here: ucl.bluestakes.org.
LOCATOR LOGiX is a web-based locate management system designed for utilities and utility locators to manage their utility line locate requests sent by Blue Stakes of Utah 811.
Frequently Asked Questions
Utility owners follow the APWA (American Public Works Association) standard to mark the locations of their underground facilities. The following colors are used:
RED – Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables YELLOW – Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials ORANGE – Communication, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit BLUE – Potable Water PURPLE – Reclaimed Water, Irrigation and Slurry Lines GREEN – Sewers and Drain Lines WHITE – Proposed Excavation PINK – Temporary Survey Markings
You must contact the appropriate utility companies individually and ask them to mark their lines. To look up the utility owners in your area, use the Utility Contact Information Lookup page.
What is the process to contact Blue Stakes in an emergency for a locate request if it is after hours?
Locate Requests are NOT created after hours by Blue Stakes. If an emergency excavation needs to be completed after hours, you will need to contact each facility operator directly to request the area be marked or have them clear the area. To obtain a list of the impacted facilities use our Utility Contact Lookup link: https://ucl.bluestakes.org/. This is also accessible by clicking on the Utility Contact Lookup icon from within our Mobile App.
Enter the location information, use the tools provided to indicate the location on the map, and select “Emergency After Hours.” A popup will then provide a contact list of the numbers for the specific facility operators that would need to be contacted directly after hours.
The facility operator/locator will send the excavator an email, phone call, or both. The facility operator/locator may additionally post information on our Electronic Positive Response (EPR) system. Currently, participation in EPR is voluntary. To check the responses for your requests, go to: https://www.bluestakes.org/epr/. This is also accessible by clicking on the Positive Response icon or EPR Lookup icon from within our Mobile App.
What can be done about Locate Request Tickets that continue to be Updated after the work is completed and no visible work is being done?
It is important to reach out to the excavator making the requests directly and express your concerns about these excessive requests for markings, where work appears to be complete.
Blue Stakes currently has over 600 participating facility owners/operators. There are large and small companies including gas, power, communications, water, sewer, municipalities, and more. Each participating member should ensure the lines that they own and maintain are located and marked within the described areas on Locate Request Tickets. Some of these members hire third party locating companies to do their required locating and marking on their behalf.
A list of participating facility operators can be found here: https://www.bluestakes.org/members/