What is Blue Stake?
Arizona Blue Stake performs excavation information services and stakeholder education designed to provide for public safety and underground equipment damage prevention in accordance with the state requirements. Blue Stake works with homeowners, professional excavators, facility owners and operators, designers and landscapers throughout the state of Arizona to identify telecommunication, electric or gas distribution lines. By visiting their website at www.azbluestake.com, an individual or a business can create an online ticket with Blue Stake to identify areas of concern on a property before any digging or construction occurs. The service is free and is required to be complete before any excavation projects can begin. Once a ticket has been created with Arizona Blue State, a facility owner or operator in the area will either mark their underground facilities or indicate a status of “No Conflict” at the property. Once the property has been marked or “blue staked,” then the homeowner or business can begin their excavating project and address the areas of concern.
It is important to remember that an individual or company that will be digging on a property can be held civilly liable for all damages and may be prosecuted for any criminal violations. In short, this means that any person that digs a trench or hole without clearing it with Arizona Blue Stake could end up paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, damages, judgments and even serve time in prison.
That is why is it very important to contact a professional before you complete any projects. RP Companies is Arizona’s number one contractor for all your electrical, gas and telecommunication services. They have the staff, equipment and experience to complete all types of projects while staying in compliance with all applicable city and state ordinances. Call RP Companies at 602-252-1635 to discuss your next project.