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WASHINGTON (Aug. 14, 2017) – Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities, today announced findings from its comprehensive 2016 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.

The report, which is the sum of all 2016 data submitted anonymously and voluntarily by facility operators, utility locating companies, one call centers, contractors, regulators, and others, estimates that the total number of underground excavation damages in the U.S.... more

WASHINGTON (Dec. 13, 2016) – Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, today announced the selection of Sarah K. Magruder Lyle as its second president, effective Jan. 23, 2017.

Magruder Lyle will replace Bob Kipp, who has served as CGA’s president since the organization’s inception in 2000. Kipp’s term as president will officially end in late April, creating a three-month transition period for the change in leadership.

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WASHINGTON (October 4, 2016) Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, today announced findings from its comprehensive 2015 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.

The report, which is the sum of all 2015 data submitted... more

Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, in partnership with members Dig Alert of Southern California, Dig Safely New York, Kentucky 811 and USA North 811, today announced plans to sponsor jockeys Junior Alvarado and Mike Smith with the “Call 811 before you dig” safety message at this Saturday’s 142... more

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