Utility Flags: Know the Color Code

If you’re planning a home improvement project, planting a tree, or installing a fence or deck, you need to know the location and depth of nearby utility lines. Before you start, you should contact Tennessee 811. To use their line location service, you don’t even have to create an account.

Tennessee 811 also offers an FAQ page that offers helpful information about their Homeowner Ticket System. Please note that every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Digging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in fines and repair costs.