Pulse in progress: What to know about locates as Pulse construction continues

As the weather gets warmer and yard work begins, it is important to learn about locates and the role they play in Pulse construction efforts. For the community’s safety and to keep all your existing utilities operating smoothly, please take a moment to educate yourself about these important construction tools.

  • Locates are installed by professional locator crews and need to remain in place. It may seem harmless to remove a locate flag to mow your lawn, but if these are gone it could mean a power outage, water line leak or more issues.
  • Each color on a locate identifies a different utility line. For example, orange is for a communications line, yellow is for a natural gas line, red is for an electric line and blue is for a water line. Additional colors and meanings can be found in our Locate FAQs.
  • Spray paint marks will fade naturally and our teams will remove flags when the project has been completed. Please – do not remove locates. Protecting locates is the first step toward protecting you, utility workers and other critical utility lines from harm. Construction began in November 2019 and will take three to four years to complete.

Read more about locates and other important construction information in our FAQs here on the Pulse in Progress page. Contact Colorado 811 at Colorado811.org with specific questions about locates.

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