Private Utility Locating is Necessary
The law requires you to call 811 to have public utilities marked before you dig. However, public utilities will only locate the facilities they own - electric, gas, oil, sewer, telephone, water. The vast majority of underground utilities are privately owned, which is why you need to make Blood Hound your second call.
We locate ALL underground utilities and structures and offer a range of highly specialized subsurface utility services to significantly reduce your risk of costly damages and project delays and mitigate safety hazards for your crews and community.
It's not just underground...it's under control.®
keeping employees safe & preventing downtime Since 1999
Utility service interruptions each year caused by NOT locating underground utilities before digging
Locates performed by Blood Hound's certified underground utility locators over the last year
Tens of Thousands of Dollars
in monthly cost savings to businesses that partner with Blood Hound for private utility locating
WHAT OTHERS CANNOT OR WILL NOT LOCATE:
- Chemical Lines
- Product Lines
- Fire Lines
- Irrigation Lines
- Low Voltage Control Wire
- Oxygen Lines
- Hydraulic Lines
- Private Alarm Wires
- Chilled Water Lines
- Process Sewers
Locates the Public utilities. These are utilities that are owned by the utility companies. 811 will locate these utilities from the main to the box.
Closed Circuit Television lines. If these are cut you will not have a security system until it is fixed.
Any underground tank is considered a private utility
All irrigation and sprinkler systems are private underground lines that need to get marked.
These lines power the lights in the parking lots. This is a common one that people think will be marked by 811.
Sewer from the main to the building is private.
Fire / Water
Extremely important to be marked. This is another one that people think will be marked by 811 and is not.