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Alabama SPECIFICATIONS FOR DAMAGE PREVENTION
Alabama Department of Transportation
ALDOT Standard Specifications for Highway Construction, 2018 Edition
640.03 Minor Utility Adjustments, Construction Requirements
"... When adjusting, installing or otherwise working with non-metallic conduits for underground utilities, the Contractor shall install on the conduit a metallic tape or provide other suitable means whereby the installation can be relocated by electronic detection devices. ..."
641.03 Water Line, Construction Requirements
"... When installing non-metallic water pipe, the Contractor shall install a metallic tape or locating wire on the pipe or provide other suitable means approved by the Engineer to allow for location by electronic detection devices. …"
645.03 Sanitary Sewers, Construction Requirements
"... When installing non-metallic sewer force main pipe, the Contractor shall install a metallic tape on the pipe or provide other suitable means to allow for location by electronic detection devices. ..."
646.03 Natural Gas Line, Construction Requirements
"... When installing non-metallic gas pipe, the Contractor shall install a detectable tape or locating wire on the pipe or provide other suitable means approved by the Engineer to allow for location by electronic detection devices. …"
ALDOT Utilities Manual
2.20 Pipeline Guidelines, Detection of Non-Metallic Pipe
“When installing non-metallic pipe underground the utility owner will install suitable markers that will enable the pipe to be located by electronic detection devices. Metallic tape or 12-gauge copper wire may be used for this purpose.”
Design and Construction Specifications, 2019, Version 4.0
Section IV D. Wastewater System Facilities - Pipe Installation
"Underground marking tape shall be twelve (12) inches below finish grace and directly above pipe. Marking tape for sewer shall be green in color with "CAUTION SEWER LINE BELOW" (See HU Standard Drawing SS-07). ..."
Section V E.2 (d) Water System Facilities - Underground Marking Tape and Locate Wire
"Underground marking tape shall be twelve (12) inches below finish grade and directly above pipe. Marking tape for water shall be blue in color with “CAUTION WATER LINE BURIED BELOW”, (see HU detail drawing WT05). Locate wire shall be installed with pipe and made accessible at valve box. Underground locate wire shall be insulated #10 copper (see HU detail drawing WT-01). ..."
Section VI A. Underground Electrical System Facilities - System Design
"... All trenches shall have marking tape installed per specifications herein. Without marking tape, the installation shall be rejected.
HU Engineering/Electric Dept. must be present when digging within two (2) feet of energized equipment."
Section V A.4 Electrical System Facilities - Marking Tape and Pull Lines
"Developer shall furnish and install marking tape according to HU Standard Drawing EL-01.
Trench shall be leveled twelve (12) inches below finished grade with tape installed flat in ditch in line with conduit. If tape installation is not inspected before trench in completely backfilled to finish grade, conduit may be required to be spot checked to assure proper placement of tape.
Underground marking tape shall be 12” below finished grade and directly above conduit. Marking tape for Electric is red in color with “CAUTION ELECTRIC LINE BURIED BELOW”
PULL LINE will be 200 lb. min. breaking strength polyolefin or polypropylene for all primary, secondary and service line conduits. Regular nylon cord or any other type material line will be rejected because of possible damage to conduit or breakage during pull."
Section V A.8 Electrical System Facilities - Residential Services
"Underground marking tape shall be 12” below finish grade and directly above conduit (See HU Standard Drawing EL-03). Marking tape for electric shall be red in color with the wording “CAUTION ELECTRIC LINE BURIED BELOW”. If the power source is from a pole, stub the conduit up at the base of the pole and cap off. If the power source is from a pad mounted transformer join the service conduit to the conduit stub-out already provided at these facilities. Customer must install the required pull line in the conduit for pulling cable. Care should be taken not to glue the cord to the conduit. The cord shall be taped to the meter socket and to the opposite end of conduit."
Section VII D.E. Natural Gas System Facilities - Underground Marking Tape and/or Locate Wire
1. Underground marking tape shall be placed twelve (12) inches below ground line and directly above pipe. Marking tape for Gas shall be yellow in color with “CAUTION GAS LINE BURIED BELOW” written on it. Locate wire (#10 insulated copper) shall be installed with pipe and terminated in valve box, see HU Standard Drawing GS-01.2. Furnishing and installing the underground marking tape and wire shall be considered an incidental part of the pipeline installation and shall be included in the unit price cost to furnish and install the pipe in accordance with the cost proposal."
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