Annual DIRT Analysis & Recommendations
The CGA and our Data Reporting & Evaluation Committee publishes the only comprehensive accounting and analysis of damages to buried infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada. The DIRT Annual Report is based on data entered into the Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) for a given year and is published in written form and as an interactive dashboard. The latest report included analysis of over 500,000 damages and near-miss events. The CGA also publishes supplemental reports that provide analysis on subsets of the entire data set. This allows for identification of unique characteristics and more targeted damage prevention improvement opportunities.