In order to ensure safety, any person wishing to dig in New Jersey is required by law to call for a utility mark-out three days before any excavation.

The New Brunswick Campus is a member of the Garden State Underground Plant Location Service. This service enables people, who wish to dig on any of the New Brunswick Campuses, an easy method of determining the location of pipe, line, or conduit which are, housed and hidden underground. Call 1-800-272-1000 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) to request a Utility Mark-Out.

When requesting a Utility Mark-Out, you are asking that any underground pipes, lines or conduit which might be passing through your dig site, be identified using a color coded spray paint or flag method on the ground surface.

Please follow the steps below to request your Utility Mark-Out:

1) Before calling for a mark-out, please have the following information:

  • Caller's Name and Title
  • Caller's Phone Number and Fax Number
  • Contractor Name and Address
  • Who the Work is Being Done For
  • Dig Location; County, Municipality
  • Street Address of Intended Excavation Site
  • Nearest Intersection to Excavation Site
  • Type of Work
  • Extent of Work, Depth
  • Start Date and Time

2) Call: 1-800-272-1000 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

3) Fax: a sketch, print, or written description of the mark-out area to 1-732-445-0007 to the attention of the Water Services Supervisory Engineer.

4) A "Utility Mark-out Confirmation" will be faxed to you when all Rutgers' electric, water, sewer, high temperature hot water, air lines, and chilled water lines, have been marked.

Mark-Out Will Conform to ULCC Uniform Color Codes

Electric Power Lines, Cables, and Lighting Cables

Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum, Hot Water, Chilled Water, Air & Gaseous Materials

Communication, Alarm, Signal Lines, Cable and Conduit

Water, Irrigation, and Slurry Lines

Sewer and Drain Lines

Temporary Survey Markings

Proposed Excavation