Electric and gas utilities have begun notifying residential customers with unpaid and/or past-due balances that if they do not take action and contact their utility to enroll in a payment plan, they are at risk of having their gas services terminated on Thursday, May 2, 2024. If your household has received a notification from your utility company, please contact them directly to set up a payment plan to keep your services on. These plans charge no interest, and all customers qualify at least once for one or more of these plans. After engaging with utility providers, customers may also contact PURA’s customer affairs unit for specific questions regarding payment arrangements. View eligibility, utility contact information

CBYD Color Codes and Surface Markings

Color Codes
Section 16-345-5(i) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) establishes a color code for marking underground utility facilities:
(1) Yellow:  Gas, oil petroleum products, steam, compressed air, compressed gases and all other hazardous materials except water;
(2) Red:  Electric power lines, electric power conduits and other electric power facilities;
(3) Orange:  Communication lines or cables, including but not limited to telephone, telegraph, fire signals, cable television, civil defense, data systems, electronic controls and other instrumentation;
(4) Blue:  Water;
(5) Green:  Storm and sanitary sewers and drainage systems including force mains and other non-hazardous materials;
(6) Purple:  Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines;
(7) White:  Designated area of proposed excavation or demolition; and
(8) Pink:  Survey markings.


Surface Markings

See Section 16-345-5 of the RCSA for complete details of surface marking requirements.



Content last updated March 2024