What is the number to call prior to digging in Columbia South Carolina?
Planning on digging in or around Columbia SC?
By law you must call Palmetto Utility Protection Service (P.U.P.S.) by dialing 811 locally, or call toll free at 1-888-721-7877, between the hours of 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Monday-Friday. You may access them online at http://www.sc1pups.org/. You must contact them 72 hours prior to digging (excluding weekends and holidays) so that they can mark all of your utility lines. They will mark the ground with spray paint using the color coding below:
Red paint indicates- Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lightning Cables
Yellow indicates- Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum, or Gaseous Materials
Orange indicates- Communication, Alarm, or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit
Blue indicates- Water, Irrigation, and Slurry Lines
Green indicates- Sewers and Drain Lines
Pink indicates- Temporary Survey Markings
White indicates- Proposed Excavations
*This is a free service and should be done prior to any excavation job.
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