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 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. 

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​​