2009 CGA DIRT Report: Utility Damages Decline Again

October 2010
Underground Construction;Oct2010, Vol. 65 Issue 10, p8
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) for 2009. Findings of CGA's report reveal that the underground utility damages in the country declined by 15% from 2008 and 58% from 2004. It indicates the main causes of utility damages in 2009 including insufficient excavation practices, absence of call center notification and inadequate locating methods.


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