What is Blue Stake?
Arizona Blue Stake was
established by utility companies as a one-call
notification system to assist contractors, homeowners and excavators in locating
and identifying underground facilities so that these networks are not damaged
during the excavation, trenching or digging activities. It is the law that is
referred to as the Underground Facilities Law or, simply, the Blue Stake Law.
(ARS chapter 2, Article 6.3, Sections 40-360.21 through 40-360.32.)
Arizona Blue Stake is a damage prevention service that is
offered free of charge to individuals or companies planning to excavate.
Although it's a free
service, we at "Got Stump?"
are computer trained
from the Arizona Blue Stake center as compliant
in order in implement the required information into the IRTHNET database so the
Blue Stake locators are able to come out to the assigned locations and mark the
precise sites to be excavated.
This also saves you the hassle from having to be compliant in
order to have your tree stumps removed since we have taken the initiative to be
Blue Stake compliant in order to process the requests ourselves to provide you
Penalty for failure to comply:
Owners of underground facilities and even
those who want to plant a tree or install an irrigation system who fail to mark
the facilities and contact Blue Stake before excavating are breaking the law and
could result in a maximum fine of $5000.
Spare yourself the surprises from a bursting water gusher,
shut down sprinkler timer, major shock or explosion by allowing the stump
removal specialists at "Got Stump?"
to take care of your stump removal project.