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Chapter 2

2.17 Electronically Locatable Lines

Practice Statement:

When designing and installing new facilities, a means is provided to allow the facilities to be electronically locatable.

Practice Description:

Many facilities are damaged due to the fact of they cannot be located electronically. Non-conductive materials, such as PVC, cannot be located using traditional locate methods. When designing and installing non-conductive facilities, the use of a tracer wire or other method (refer to practice 2-5, Markers for Underground Facilities) is part of that design and installation. This will allow these facilities to be identified, located and marked prior to future excavation activities.

References:

  • NC State Statute Article 8A 87-121 (g)

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