Respect the Marks

When digging, make sure to always dig around the marks, not on them. Some facilities may be buried at a shallow depth, and an unintended shovel thrust can bring you right back to square one – facing potentially dangerous and/or costly consequences.

Remember you must carefully hand dig to the depth of your excavation within one meter of locate markings, unless instructed differently by the facility owner.

For guidelines on how to respect and work with ground markings, please see the following document:

The Guideline for Excavation in the Vicinity of Utility Lines


More information can be found here:

Here are some examples of ground markings: