What do those colored spray painted markings on my Brooklyn street mean

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. 


what does those color markings on my brooklyn street mean



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, 

NYC Department of Construction and Design

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Michele Cadogan is a Brooklyn NY real estate professional . She makes the process of buying, renting and selling real estate in Brooklyn a good experience. A long time Flatbush Brooklyn resident, she has a tremendous appreciation of the borough, its great history and its diverse communities. With a degree in Political Science and Economics she brings a balance perspective to the your real estate experience. Truly a professional in a people oriented business. When looking for a real estate agent in Brooklyn to help you buy or sell a home in Brooklyn , call Michele. Michele Cadogan Fillmore Real Estate Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker 917-861-9166 Your Brooklyn Real Estate Professional
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