Blue Stakes recommends that excavators perform a thorough visual inspection of the entire dig site area to determine if all underground utility facilities have been located prior to beginning excavation. Excavators should keep notes to make sure that each utility owner was notified and has responded. An excavator suspects the presence of unmarked facilities, he/she should contact the Blue Stakes Contact Center or the utility owner directly and request that the unmarked utilities be marked immediately.

To check for Electronic Positive Responses from participating member utility owners, go to Blue Stakes Positive Response page, click on the “Check your ticket’s responses” button and then enter the ticket number.  This will display a list of all participating member utility owners for that request, including if and how they each have responded to the locate request.