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There are underground facilities on my property, but they were not located. Why?

Answer

Information provided by excavators is used to locate facilities. Excavation may be on one side of the property while underground facilities are on another side. Members typically locate only those underground facilities that they own. For example, water and sewer companies will locate main water lines in easements and rights-of-way and lines to a water meter, but may not locate the water facilities from a meter to a home or sewer laterals. Electric companies usually locate their lines to houses and businesses, but not those running to swimming pool pumps and heaters, irrigation systems or another building on the property. Private property owners or tenants with any type of private underground facility on their property would be prudent if they locate those facilities, or hire someone to locate them prior to excavation.