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WASHINGTON (Sept. 19, 2018) – Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them and their communities, today announced its findings and analysis of utility damage and near-miss events in the 2017 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.

The report, which analyzes all 2017 data submitted anonymously and voluntarily by facility operators, utility locating companies, one call centers, contractors, regulators and others, used a refined statistical modeling process to... more

WASHINGTON (May 29, 2018) – Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities, is proud to announce that it was the recipient of the National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety Advocate Award at an awards ceremony in Chicago on Wednesday night.

The National Safety Council is the leading organization that works to eliminate... more

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2018) – Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities, is thrilled to announce that Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has once again demonstrated its commitment to public safety by renewing its Platinum Sponsorship of the safety association for the third consecutive year.

A longtime member of CGA, PG&E has gone beyond mere membership by supporting the organization for nearly two decades through sustaining annual... more

WASHINGTON – (April 12, 2018) – Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities, is proud to announce that TransCanada Corporation has demonstrated more than a decade of its commitment to public safety by renewing its Platinum Sponsorship of the safety association for the 11th consecutive year.

A longtime member of CGA, TransCanada has gone beyond mere membership by supporting the organization for more than a decade through sustaining annual... more

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