Why are There Paint and Flags in My Yard?

Have you noticed paint and/or flags near your yard or around your neighborhood? Paint and flags on the ground signify that there may be an impending excavation and that the areas that are painted and/or flagged are areas where underground utilities are located. These are placed on the ground in accordance with Minnesota state law to aide in the avoidance of hitting an underground utility line.

See the chart below to find out which paint colors signify what underground utilities.