Private Lines and Public Lines

Private Line Infographic courtesy of North Carolina 811 (www.nc811.org)

Infographic courtesy of North Carolina 811 (www.nc811.org)

Idaho law requires underground facility owners to locate and mark only the lines they own and maintain.

Utility companies own and maintain public lines, and each company may define at exactly what point its service ends, whether on public or private property. At the utility company’s expense, utility lines are located to the “dissemination point” or “point of service,” which usually means up to the meter.

Underground lines that extend beyond the dissemination point are private lines. They are typically not installed, owned, or maintained by the utility company. Private lines may include water and sewer laterals, utility lines to an outbuilding, sprinkler irrigation systems (pivots), gas barbecue grills, or lines connected to a propane tank or septic system.

Before excavation, the excavator should check with the property owner as to the location of private lines. If you need to locate private lines, consider hiring one of the locators below.

If you need additional information, contact Dig Line, and we will be happy to assist you.

PRIVATE LINE LOCATORS:

LOCATION

COMPANY INFORMATION

PHONE NUMBER

Central to Northern Idaho Advanced Underground Utility Locating – Shawn Rushing 509-710-2621
Eastern Idaho –
American Falls north to MT, east to WY, and south to UT,
including Pocatello/Idaho Falls area
ELM Locating – Mike Nassar 208-520-6600

All Areas

Gem State Locating
– Ed Belt

208-941-7995

Ada County

Hidden Pet Fence
– Randall Roberts, Underground Pet Fences and Private Sprinklers Only

208-371-4643

All Areas

Lateral Concepts, LLC
– Brad, Sewer & Septic Only

208-818-8241
SW Idaho to Twin Falls to N of McCall Locate Idaho – Tom Rivera 208-602-8798

All Areas

Magic Valley Private Locators 
– Bob Pace

208-358-2351

Treasure Valley

MNCO Locating 
– Dusty Emmen

208-949-3443

Mtn Home to Ontario (anything within an hour of Boise)

Private Locator 
– Steven Rook

208-949-3445

Mtn Home to Oregon

TNT Underground
– Tim O’Leary

208-941-5827

Mtn Home to Oregon

Quality Electric

208-375-1300