Posted 11/19/2023 16:04 (#10488333 - in reply to #10488102) Subject: RE: Pipeline hit
alnciowa - 11/19/2023 12:09
Anyone know the facts about a tiler hitting a marked xenia pipeline near Paton or BOxholm Iowa. I have had 811 place a "ready to dig" flag right on top of my underground power line. To me 811 is just a group of unemployables that have a government job and benefits. And that is not the first problem I have had with them. Going to tile near a pipeline in the next weeks, won't trust anything they do, will call pipelinc company.
Don’t think I’ve ever seen a locator that was a government employee? Maybe if you have a publicly owned utility needing marked?
Here they are utility employees or private contractors.
I have a major gas transmission main in my front yard and they are Johnny on the spot to mark it, and want to have an actual company rep here if we are anywhere close to it.
There is an abandoned telephone cable a few feet parallel to it and seems 50/50 if the telecom marks it or not. I’ve talked with their field rep and he says it’s been abandoned for decades, it’s been destroyed in several places by the gas and water utilities. But still worries me if it’s marked because of liability.