The Florida "Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act" (Florida Statue 556.101-111) requires a call to SUNSHINE STATE ONE CALL 811 or 1-800-432-4770 at least 48 HOURS prior to any digging or excavation (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays). The information will be forwarded to the appropriate authority for underground utility line locations.
The call is free and the call center stays open 5 days per week, during normal business hours, excluding holidays. It is closed Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. After hours emergency tickets can be called in using the online process at www.sunshine.com.
Someone will ask questions regarding the location of your planned excavation. A locate ticket will be issued to dig or excavate, 2 days after your request. Ample time is given to each utility owner in the area to respond and accurately locate his or her utility.
It is the responsibility of the person calling in the ticket to obtain a Positive Response to verify the marking status of each utility that is a member of Sunshine 811.
The Sunshine One-Call law applies to everyone, including home owners who may be excavating for a flag pole installation, landscaping, stump grinding, fence installation or other excavation activities.
Pipeline markers are placed at key locations where a gas pipeline crosses streets, driveways, etc. Our markers have phone numbers on them requesting excavators to call prior to digging in the area.
Color Code For Marking Underground Utility Lines
Yellow flags and paint are used to mark Gas lines
Orange flags and paint are used to mark Communications/ CATV
Blue flags and paint are used to mark Water lines
Green flags and paint are used to mark Sewer lines
Purple flags and paint are used to mark Reuse, Irrigation or slurry lines
Pink flags and paint are used to mark Temporary survey markings
White flags and paint are used to mark Proposed excavation
In the event that any person "hits", "punctures", etc. a gas line, STOP ALL EQUIPMENT AND EVACUATE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY. Contact the City of Leesburg Gas Department Emergency Number (352) 728-9840 at once. Report even minor damage such as dents, scrapes or chips. Do not cover the line.