Charlotte Water

​ Call Before You Dig

To protect the public water and sewer system, property owners are not allowed to dig in any Utilities Right-of-Way. Before you start digging along your property borders -- or ANYWHERE NEAR public utilities located on or around your property -- pick up the phone and dial the N.C. One Call number at 1-800-632-4949!

Generally, a Right-of-Way is a piece of property -- whether publicly or privately owned -- where the City has legal access to perform street maintenance or water and sewer work. To find out whether and where Rights-of-Way are located on your property, check your property deed or visit the Mecklenburg County Geographic Information System

Any digging outside the Right of Way is the responsibility of the property owner and does not require a call to the One Call Center. 



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Were lines spray-painted or marked in your neighborhood? 

  • RED: Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables 
  • YELLOW: Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Material 
  • ORANGE: Communication, Cable TV, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit 
  • BLUE: Potable Water 
  • GREEN: Sewer or Drain Lines 
  • WHITE: Proposed Excavation 
  • PINK: Temporary Survey Markings 
  • PURPLE: Reclaimed Water, Irrigation or Slurry Lines