Tag: Utility Locating

Colorful Flags and Underground Utility Markings Keep Everyone Safe

By Nicholas Schramer When people see a crop of colorful flags and paint marks on their property, the reaction usually ranges from annoyance to alarm. What’s going on? Those flags and paint marks are more important than they may first appear. Please resist the temptation to remove them! About the Expert: Nicholas Schramer has more… Read More »

How Does SUE Pinpoint Critical Underground Pipelines? Precisely

What is Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)? SUE blends utility designating, utility locating, surveying and mapping, and data management into a fluid method where “X” marks the spot for underground utilities – literally. SUE experts enjoy the challenge of piecing together a precise map of underground infrastructure at a project site. Pinpointing utility locations requires much… Read More »

Better SUE Than Sorry: Locating Utilities Safely

“JEA (Jacksonville Electric Authority) crews hit water main, gas line in same day.” – April 2016 “30-inch water main ruptures in Orlando.” – April 2016 “Natural gas leak closes SR 54 in Pasco County.” – June 2016 These recent news stories in Florida have one thing in common: construction crews accidentally striking utilities while excavating… Read More »