Underground Utility Locating Services in the California Inland Empire
Our utility locating services can help you determine the location and depth of privately owned underground utilities before you dig, drill, or design your next project. By using a combination of cable and pipe locator and ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology, we are capable of detecting the following underground utility types and utility materials.
PRIVATE UTILITY LOCATING
QUALITY, TIMELY AND SAFE LOCATES
Did you know that many underground facilities and structures are not marked by the 811 system.
Private locators mark the areas that contract 811 locators are unable to mark.
Keep your crews and the public unharmed from any hidden dangers by having your jobsite protects from private utilities.
PUBLIC & PRIVATE UTILITY LOCATING: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
65% of all underground utility lines are PRIVATE utilities & NOT located by calling 811. MPL locates everything, public & private, saving your project valuable time and money.
Although all utilities are designed the same, to supply every community with the services they need to live their lives, there is a major difference when it comes to protecting those utilities from digging.
A "public" utility is provided by a utility company for the services and utility lines they own and maintain. Utility lines are located to the "dissemination point" or "point of service" by the utility company, and each utility company may define exactly at what point their service ends.
One call (811) manages this process
Guidelines vary per state
24-72 hours to locate facilities once notified
One call members should have accurate records of buried utilities
Typical public utilities: electric, gas/oil, water, sewer, phone & cable/fiber
Contact Us and we will help you get up to speed.
A private utility is any utility that is NOT owned by a utility company.
There is no one call (811) to manages this process & there are no state guidelines
65% of utility lines are private utilities & NOT located by calling 811
Facility owners are responsible for maintaining and locating these facilities
A much different tool and skill set to locate, many of which are unknown
Some examples of private utilities are: electric to a barn or shed, gas/propane line to a grill or generator, Fire suppression systems and irrigation lines, sewer laterals, private fiber networks, septic systems, chemical lines, product lines, oxygen lines, security lines, etc.
These buried utilities are JUST AS DANGEROUS if struck while digging