Florida law requires member operators to mark the lines they own and maintain such as gas, communications, internet, and electric lines. But, almost every job site includes some type of privately-owned underground facility. These facilities are not listed in our database.
What are private facilities?
Private underground facilities can be located anywhere including private property and rights-of-way. They typically are underground lines that extend beyond the meter or lines not connected to a meter that serve other areas on a property.
Examples of Residential Private facilities
Electricity to sheds, garages, barns or electric fences
Invisible dog fences, data cables, landscape lighting
Water, septic or irrigation systems
Propane or natural gas run to grills and pool heaters
These can be located in apartment complexes, mobile home parks, gated subdivisions
Examples of Private facilities on commercial property
Parking lot lighting
Building to building utilities
These can be located in schools and universities, hospital complexes, industrial areas, government facilities and military installation
Before you dig, inspect the property carefully for private underground lines. Consider hiring a private locator to mark private lines that could be in conflict with the excavation project.