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§24C-1-6. Standard color code for temporary markings.

Temporary marking provided by operators and excavators to indicate the approximate location of underground facilities and work site boundaries shall utilize the following color code:

Facility Type Identifying Color or Equivalent

(a) Electrical power distribution Safety Red

and transmission

(b) Municipal electric systems Safety Red

(c) Gas distribution and transmission High Visibility Safety Yellow

(d) Oil and petroleum transmission High Visibility Safety Yellow

(e) Dangerous materials product High Visibility Safety Yellow

lines, steam lines

(f) Telephone and telegraph Safety Alert Orange

(g) Police and fire systems Safety Alert Orange

 communications

(h) Cable television Safety Alert Orange

(i) Water systems Safety Precaution Blue

(j) Slurry systems Safety Precaution Blue

(k) Sewer systems Safety Green

(l) Proposed excavations White

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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