News & Traffic
About Us
Construction
Customer Care
Education
Environment
Grease Free
WaterSmart
Print this PageSite Feedback
Call Before You Dig
To protect the public water and sewer system, property owners are not allowed to dig in any Utilities Right-of-Way. Before you start digging along your property borders -- or ANYWHERE NEAR public utilities located on or around your property -- pick up the phone and dial the N.C. One Call number at 1-800-632-4949!

Field Operator repairing pipeGenerally a Right-of-Way is a piece of property -- whether publicly or
privately owned
-- where the City has legal access to perform street
maintenance or water and sewer work.

To find out whether and where Rights-of-Way are located on your property,
check your property deed or visit the Mecklenburg County Geographic Information System.

Any digging outside the Right of Way is the responsibility of the property owner
and does not require a call to the One Call Center.

Were lines spray-painted or marked in your neighborhood?

       RED ~ Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables 

       YELLOW ~
Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Material 

       ORANGE ~ Communication, Cable TV, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit 

       BLUE ~ Potable Water 

       GREEN ~ Sewer or Drain Lines 

       WHITE ~ Proposed Excavation 

       PINK ~ Temporary Survey Markings 

       PURPLE ~ Reclaimed Water, Irrigation or Slurry Lines