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The following are explanations of important terms used by the Blue Stakes location center. Use these terms correctly to describe the area you need checked for utility lines: Front: From the middle of the house / property forward to the curb. Rear: From the middle of the house / property back to the rear property […]
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Blue Stakes uses GIS data provided by the State of Utah’s Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) in its mapping system. AGRC compiles official map data from local government sources, including city, county, and state agency mapping departments. The coordinate system and datum used for all Blue Stakes map layers is unprojected latitude/longitude NAD83. To view […]
Coordinates can be provided from a GPS unit in NAD83 format to identify a rural area or other location that does not have an address. The location must be pre-marked in the field and the excavator must also provide the Township & Range section number and approximate distance from an address, intersection or highway mile […]
The depth of utilities varies by location and by type of utility. An underground pipe or cable may no longer be at the same depth as when it was originally buried if grading, leveling, erosion or other nearby surface activity has taken place. For that reason, Utah law does not require utility owners to indicate […]
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.
Utah Law specifies that if a utility line is damaged during excavation, the excavator should immediately inform the appropriate utility owner so the line can be repaired and immediately call 911 if the damage may result in an immediate risk to human life. Refer to your local phone book to contact a utility owner directly. […]
Member utility companies will mark their lines at no cost. If you need the lines remarked as you continue excavating, they will be marked again at no charge. However, if you request the same area to be marked multiple times and do not excavate, the utility companies may bill you for their costs to mark […]
Provide correct address information and correct staking instructions. Listen carefully when the Blue Stakes Operator verifies the address and staking instructions. Provide valid contact information and respond to questions from utility personnel. Make sure the address is clearly posted. (See FAQ # 10 for acceptable addresses). Provide open access to the property (gates unlocked, animals […]