VHS | MYSTERY POWER CABLES

The Restoration Couple YouTube channel recently covered an underground utility survey on their property. Neon Surveys performed the work with their Leica locator equipment. It’s a great video to show what private locate looks like (in the UK) and the why it’s worth getting a utility survey done!VHS (Video Highlight Series) is where we shine our spotlight on a video that …

UA / ISSUE 31

“We need to continuously improve our practices by reviewing and changing based on data. That’s how we can drive to zero damages” – Peter Mann, Radiodetection USA Here’s this weeks top 10 stories: Night Work for Underground Utility Location Beginning on Clairemont Dr. and Sherman St. link Excavation contractor faces over $250,000 in OSHA fines after worker’s death in Columbus …

VHS | WHY I LEFT UTILITY LOCATING AFTER 20 YEARS

Mark worked as a utility locator for over 20 years and has finally waled away from the profession in search of new challenges. In the video he candidly discusses some of the reasons he had for wanting to get out of the damage prevention industry. Utility locating is a difficult job with lots of pressure and demands. Mark describes some …

UA / ISSUE 30

One of the main recommendations in the 2021 DIRT Report was to “Prioritize Damage Prevention Efforts Based on Immediate Needs and Greatest Impact” That’s always our goal! Welcome to Issue 30 of UtilityAlert, here’s this weeks top 10 stories: SUE Association to Host Winter Forum, January 31-February 2 in Palm Harbor, FL – link The Downfalls of Utility Locating – …

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THE DOWNFALLS OF UTILITY LOCATING

This article is about the downfalls of the utility locating job and industry, and why I left after 20 years. My background is in locating utilities in a large city in upstate New York, including water, sewer, sanitary, sewer, drainage, and electrical lines. First of all, let me say I think 20 years is too long to be in the …

VHS | FIRST VIDEO HIGHLIGHT SERIES

Welcome to the inaugural VHS post. VHS (Video Highlight Series) is where we shine our spotlight on a video that focuses on the damage prevention community or the tools involved!  Our first video was first posted over a year ago on YouTube and is a short interview with a locator from Liberty Utilities in Georgia. It only has 19 views at …

UA / ISSUE 29

We’re finally back! Hope your new year is off to a great start… here’s the top stories from the last few days from the damage prevention world Using satellites to track groundwater depletion in California link UtilityScoop New Years Resolutions Playlist link Underground hydrogen stores offer ‘goldilocks’ solution to UK’s future fuel needs link Set underground lines safely link Duke …

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS PLAYLIST

Listen to the Official UtilityScoop¬† Christmas Playlist on Spotify! Whether you’re locating in the field, driving in your truck, dispatching in the office or partying at home, we hope you have a great holiday! EnjoyRECENT POSTSSep. 22, 2023VHS | 811 & SEWER MAIN FIXSep. 21, 2023MORE REGULATIONSSep. 18, 2023UA / ISSUE 63Sep. 15, 2023VHS | UNDERGROUND FIRESep. 14, 2023ETHICS IN …

CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

Listen to the Official UtilityScoop¬† Christmas Playlist on Spotify! Whether you’re locating in the field, driving in your truck, dispatching in the office or partying at home, we hope you have a great holiday! EnjoyRECENT POSTSSep. 22, 2023VHS | 811 & SEWER MAIN FIXSep. 21, 2023MORE REGULATIONSSep. 18, 2023UA / ISSUE 63Sep. 15, 2023VHS | UNDERGROUND FIRESep. 14, 2023ETHICS IN …

UA / ISSUE 28

“Telecom stakeholders damage their own facilities or other service provider facilities in their industry 2x as often as natural gas stakeholders damage theirs.” – CGA Here’s this weeks top stories: JESCO Holds Its First Drill Day Event in Lumberton, N.J. link City seeks reimbursement from AT&T for broken waterlines link Company wiring Oglesby for fiber-optic internet plans overhead lines – …