There are flags and people in my yard, what are they doing?

Answer from Allo: 

The flags or marking in your area were placed by the local utilities companies and help our team identify where the lines are underground. When ALLO begins fiber construction, we use these markings to protect against damage to your property or utilities. Please see the list below for an explanation of utility color associations.

  • White: proposed excavation.
  • Pink: temporary survey markings.
  • Red: electric power lines, cable, conduit, and lighting cables
  • Yellow: gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or gaseous materials
  • Orange: communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit
  • Blue: potable water
  • Purple: reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
  • Green: sewer and drain lines

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1. Why is Allo allowed to install fiber lines in Erie?
2. Why is new service beginning near Flatiron Meadow and Rex Ranch?
3. What is a "fiber hut"?
4. Why does the Erie community need another internet, TV, and phone provider?
5. What is an “easement” or “right-of-way”?
6. How do I find the easement in my yard?
7. How will I be contacted regarding the start of construction?
8. How long does construction take?
9. Will I receive notice before locate flags or markings are placed?
10. There are flags and people in my yard, what are they doing?
11. How long will the flags or markings be in place?
12. How deep will you have to dig to bury the fiber line?
13. There’s a cable in my yard or draped over my fence, what is it?
14. How large is the conduit that contains the fiber optic cable?
15. There is a hole in my yard with a fence around it – what is that?
16. Why is there a pedestal in my yard and not my neighbor's yard?
17. Do I need to mark my sprinklers to avoid damage?