#TheScoop: Tolerance Zone

Here’s the scoop: before you dig, its important to know the tolerance zone in your state.

Location markings are only estimates, and the exact locations can vary, so depending on your state digging law, excavators should maintain a minimum horizontal (side to side) clearance of 18 to 30 inches between an unexposed facility and the cutting edge or point of any power-operated excavating or earthmoving equipment.

Failure to adhere to the tolerance zone could lead to being slapped with a huge fine. 👋

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