Posted 11/19/2023 18:24 (#10488515 - in reply to #10488126) Subject: RE: Pipeline hit
Floyd County, Iowa
jd4930 - 11/19/2023 12:26
Here when you call 811 it's employees of the utility company that come mark it? They are full time employees that just add it to their daily job, very prompt,.professional and courteous
That's the way it is in Iowa, too. You call 811, and they notify the utilities that either service you or have something running close to or in your proposed excavation area. The utility company has their own locator go out and locate it.
To the OP- where did you get the idea that those guys are government "unemployables"??? The 811 operators are paid by the utility companies to coordinate all the locates.
You need to work for someone else for awhile, then you wouldn't be quite so quick to put them down. Also, they always try to put the flags right on top of the obstruction, that's the whole point!