How much notice should I give Blue Stakes before starting to dig? How long will I be legally covered to dig?
Utah Law requires two full business days’ notice before excavation begins to allow the utility companies time to mark their lines. This does not include weekends or holidays observed by Blue Stakes. In emergency situations, member utilities will attempt to respond as soon as possible but preferably within 2 hours.
A locate request expires 14 calendar days after the time it was created. If you need to dig beyond the expiration date, you must contact Blue Stakes again two business days before the expiration date to update your request. Utility personnel will visit the dig site again and provide fresh markings if needed.