a. Detectable or non-detectable acid and alkali resistant safety warning tape shall be provided along the full length of all water service lines and along the full length of all mainlines.
b. Underground warning tape shall be placed a minimum of 12-inches and a maximum of 18-inches below the finish ground surface, and shall be continuous the entire length of the mainline as specified.
c. All water pipe (both public lines and private lines within right-of-ways or easements) shall have an electrically conductive tracer wire, 12 gauge minimum size single strand insulated copper with blue sheathing, installed in the trench for the purpose of locating the pipe in the future. The tracer wire shall run the full length of the installed pipe, with each end accessible from the surface through a valve box or meter box.