Utility Locate Services

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Call Before You Dig!

The City of Renton provides utility locate services and is a member of Washington 8-1-1, more commonly known as, “Call before you dig.”

The Utility Locate Section is staffed with three full-time locators, who are responsible for locating the following utility services:

  • Drinking (potable) water
  • Sewer
  • Storm water
  • Street lighting
  • City-owned fiber optics
  • City-owned power
  • Communication systems for water and sewer

Key to the utility locate markings:

  • White – Proposed excavation site
  • Pink – Temporary survey markings
  • Red – Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables
  • Yellow – Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials
  • Orange – Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit
  • Blue – Potable water
  • Purple – Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
  • Green – Sewer and drain lines

When requesting locator services the following information is required:

  • Address or nearest intersection
  • Name of person or company p.
  • Performing the work
  • Type of work
  • White paint to mark the proposed excavation location
  • Date and time of the proposed excavation
  • Best call back phone number

Requests are responded to within 48 hours for non-emergency locator services and within two hours for emergency situations.

The Utility Locate Services averages 26 locates per day. In 2016 this division conducted 5,373 locates and 6,542 in 2017.

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