Call Before You Dig

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG (It's free)!  Dial 811 from your cell phone
Calling before beginning any excavation prevents damage to underground facilities, service interruptions, and bodily injury.


Call the Oregon Utility Notification Center at 1.800.332.2344 to arrange for all local utilities to come locate (this includes but is not limited to Monmouth Power & Light, Monmouth Public Works, MINET, Charter, and Centurylink). Allow 48 business hours for locates to be completed. More information can be found at

Required Locate Request Information:

  • Phone #
  • State Date:
  • Type of Work:
  • County/City:
  • Job Location:
  • Nearest Cross Street:
  • Special Marking Instructions:
  • Remarks:


Have you noticed paint on the ground in your neighborhood? Here's what the colors represent:

White: Proposed Excavation
Pink: Temporary Survey Markings
Red: Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables
Yellow: Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials
Orange: Communication, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit
Blue: Potable Water
Purple: Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, and Slurry Lines
Green: Sewers and Drain Lines