CGA

  • Call 811 awareness raising

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    The US’ Common Ground Alliance (CGA), an organisation created to prevent damage to underground infrastructure, works very hard to promote use of the Call 811 service, the equivalent of Australia’s Dial Before You Dig 1100 number, and with good reason.

  • How the Common Ground Alliance came to be

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    March is once again the time for the US Common Ground Alliance’s annual conference and exhibition. It’s being held this year in Las Vegas from March 8 to 10 and PelicanCorp will once again be exhibiting, along with over 220 other companies.

  • The mystery cause of damage to underground infrastructure

    pel611 the mystery cause of damage to underground infrastructure

    It might come as something of a surprise but, in the US at least, the main cause of damage to underground infrastructure is not failure to call the local equivalent of Australia’s Dial Before You Dig service. Nor is it failure to properly locate the underground infrastructure. In fact, half of all incidents of damage occur after both those processes have been followed correctly.

  • The path to Dial Before You Dig legislation

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    In April the US Department of Transportation (DoT) introduced the Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016.