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tatistics tell us that every six they must expose the utility line. Many agencies and municipalities
minutes an underground utility Many still rely on using mechanical require contractors to verity traditional
line is darriaged. The common or hand-dig method. because thats utility markings by physically locating
Clound Alliance (CGA) tells us what theyve dam: tor years. Not existing underground utilities.

that when the call is made to one call only can this be time consuming but . .

t m . d _ 1 b I d _ f civen the reliance we all have on 24/7
prior o e excavation acnages occur certain y contri utes o amages a ter 1 _ h (11 lb t_
less than 1% oi the time. That is truly the call is made. Many oi the utility ;°"_".‘:“l“““ ‘if’ "" °_.t’“ ‘i “l“"’P_°’ "
an amazing statl It then tollows that damage claims have a check box on tiff?‘ “  °’  d“ *“j' ‘t"° “E ‘ ‘°" d
making the call improves my bottom their investigation iorni stating "utllllv ‘” W“ “°“' “"‘‘‘$“ ‘’ ““ °’5“‘““

I. H d. f 1. . I 1 . d ,, C d ' utilities cost businesses, utilities and

‘"9 ‘ ‘3 °’ “"' “"“5’ “° *”°"" Y °‘*"”" ' "“°' “"3 government entities m|lllon~ ot dollar.-

.— ed rights-ot-vvays, the rising . ‘ ’
we hear abuul the irustrations ot ‘°‘_‘5“" . _ in property damage and insurance
making the call and waiting on the .°°f' °‘ d“"‘“3“ .°"“"_‘°. ""1 "22"." lialiility each year.
5}‘ . insurance premiums, it may be time In
loaator to ow up or time wasted . .
. . . . consider making the move to vacuum using vacuum excavation equipment

‘°°‘‘"‘E ‘” 5 ““‘‘‘Y 1”" “W has excavation to locate utilities lh much saicr

been marked. we must remember ' . * * . * .

that the paint an the ground only Vacuum excavalinn, which relies on “'“g";'"§;“=j‘;""'=f' 3" "3-C<‘::$
identiiies the approximate location oi non-destructive water or air vacuum "‘E ‘’ ”' Cm ‘"3 ° ° ' "95
the underground utility line. so, it is technology to sately and etiiciently “
necessary to "respect the marks." excavate, has bemme a "best practice"

Tu mg “(mm Mm does not ‘mm in the aeld ot construction excavation. .
the huriznnml or vexhcag‘ location or _ K\ ‘,.~,
underground iacilities, is means i

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