Red = Electric Yellow = Gas Orange = Cable – What does that marking on my Brooklyn Street Mean
Red = Electric Yellow = Gas & Orange = Cable
The main reason for markings on your Brooklyn New York street or on the sidewalk is to indicate where pipes, ducts, and power lines area located and which agency is responsible for that line.
Red means electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables,
Yellow is gas – natural gas & steam
Orange alarm and cable systems.
Blue means the job is related to water mains and other potable water systems.
Pink paint is used to mark for temporary surveys
Green means a street is in line for new sewers or a new drainage system,
White paint indicates an excavation near the marking.
Purple refer to reclaimed water systems, irrigation y lines, which could mean that work is about to begin. Purple also indicates that the water is rated a degree below drinkable, but usable by a private business via a holding tank .
For information visit Department of Design and Construction at 718-391-1000,