2020 Locator White Paper
Locating buried utilities is a critical component of the damage prevention process. With demand for utility locates increasing, pressure has intensified for the locating industry to deliver timely and accurate locates. According to the Common Ground Alliance’s most recent Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report, more than 20% of annual damages to buried infrastructure are attributed to locating issues, which indicates that the damage prevention industry still has work to do to ensure that buried utilities are marked correctly and on time.
CGA recently worked with a third-party research firm to survey more than 400 locators to determine how the industry as a whole can work with these stakeholders to make the safe excavation process work more efficiently -- and effectively -- for everyone. As a result, CGA published key takeaways and findings: Insights into Improving Accurate, On-Time Locates.