Fiber Construction Information

Request for Fiber Conduit


Owner/Builder Furnished Conduit


Owners/Contractors can install their own facilities for future fiber use. Rock Island requirements:


  • Min 18″ cover
  • 1” Grey PVC Sch 40 or greater
  • Continuous runs no longer than 1000’
  • No more than (4) 90 deg bends per run
  • Spans of conduit are terminated above ground
  • Jet Line Installed (if no jet line is installed, RIC will proof and install jet line at $.50/ft)
  • Terminated on exterior of building at point of entry


Contractors Notes for installing Rock Island Material:


  • Min depth of cover 18”
  • Avoid over compaction of Microduct. Preferred min lift of 10”
  • Leave 2-4’ of exposed Microducts at designated points for vaulting or intercepts
  • Maintain 4’ clearance from other utilities at stub or vault locations
  • Bedding should be free of large rocks and ensure smooth placement of Microduct


Any other construction related questions please email or call us at 378-5884.


If you are looking to get fiber conduit to insert into a ditch on your project, you can submit this form to get fiber conduit from us. Please print it, and fill out completely. You can either bring your completed form by our Orcas office, or attach it to an email and send it to


Request for Conduit