Today, CGA released the 2022 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report, which provides a comprehensive accounting and analysis of damages to buried utilities in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, facility operators, utility locating companies, 811 centers, excavators, contractors, regulators and other damage prevention stakeholders voluntarily submit their annual damage data to CGA’s DIRT tool to help create an accurate picture of the current damage landscape.
The annual DIRT Report and Interactive Dashboard highlight trends, gauge the efficacy of damage prevention practices and outreach, inform future Best Practices and provide recommendations to achieve our shared 50-in-5 industry goal of reducing damages by 50% over the next five years.
CGA anticipates another record-breaking gathering of damage prevention’s brightest minds and most strategic decision-makers at our 2024 Conference & Expo, taking place April 14-18 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Share your innovative practice, process, technology, collaboration or partnership for consideration as a session or panel at our upcoming #CGAexpo. The 2024 Call for Proposals is open through Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Join us at CGA’s 2023 Fall Committee Summit from Nov. 6-9 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis! The Fall Committee Summit is an excellent opportunity to continue building upon progress we made at the Summer Summit as we work toward our 50-in-5 industry goal of reducing damages by 50% over the next five years.
Registration is now open for members and guests, so be sure to secure your spot for this fall’s event. Registration is free for all CGA members.
CGA’s thoughts are with those who have been affected by Hurricane Idalia’s destructive winds and rain. In the face of natural disasters and unforeseen incidents, such as the current damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Idalia, a comprehensive disaster toolkit can help prevent damage at a critical time. During the aftermath of natural disasters and extreme weather, the importance of preventing additional damage through safe digging practices becomes paramount.
The sold-out 2023 CGA Conference and Expo featured engaging sessions led by damage prevention professionals that explored a range of industry topics and fostered thoughtful conversations among stakeholders committed to improving damage outcomes for underground utilities. We are confident that the 2024 CGA Conference & Expo, taking place April 14-18 in Colorado Springs, Colo., will continue these meaningful discussions with a week of educational sessions, networking opportunities and the chance to explore the latest products and services that are advancing our industry.
2022 DIRT Report Analysis & Recommendations
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Best Practices Guide PDF Download
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Best Practices Online
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Next Practices Case Study - Minnesota Utilities Mapping Project
Thursday, February 9, 2023
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