811/ Pennsylvania – PA One Call – Information to the General Public 

Jenkintown Borough has received inquires from residents concerning the PA State One Call location/safety markings. The marking of underground utilities is required once a One Call has been submitted. You will see the markings in locations that are either under design for excavation or construction is planned.

Since both inquires received concerned the required color coded markings here is a brief description from the State One Call website on the temporary color marking that is required: White: proposed excavation; Pink: temporary survey markings; Red: electric power lines, cables, conduits and lighting cables; Yellow: gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials; Orange: communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduits and traffic loops; Blue: potable water; Purple: reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines; and, Green: sanitary and storm sewer lines.

Pennsylvania 811 “One Call System” has been established and is regulated by PA State law. This program is administered by the State of Pennsylvania to limit damage to existing underground facilities and improve safety to the general public. The One Call program has required guidelines that any person excavating must comply with. A link to the FAQ’s on the 811 Pennsylvania / One Call Website is provided here: 811 FAQ

If there are additional questions or if you’d like to contact 811 Pennsylvania / One Call – the link to the 811 Pennsylvania / One Call website address can be found here: 811 Website

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Borough Administration at (215) 885-0700.