When considering the layout for a new building or home, it's critical to keep in mind that the project design must comply with a set of clearance and installation requirements for natural gas and electric utilities. Please see Designing Your Project to get more information on utility layout and required easements.
Our Xcel Energy Standards of Installation and Use Manual (PDF) is your best resource to find and share information with all trades supporting your project. Work with your assigned representative to find out how this information applies to your project.
Commonly used requirements have been included below for easy access.
It is a legal requirement to call 8-1-1 before you dig to receive proper location markings of underground utilities. Please click here for the required lead time for your area.
If our lines are exposed or you smell a gas odor, call 911 and 800-895-2999 immediately.
If lines become damaged and cause the escape of gas, call 911 and 800-895-2999 immediately.
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