VHS | UTILITY SURVEY BATS

“You never know what you’re going to find underground” – well you definitely wouldn’t expect to find bats during an underground utility survey. This weeks VHS isn’t very educational but it’s worth a watch.RECENT POSTSMay. 29, 2024SERVING UP SAFETYMay. 27, 2024UA / ISSUE 95May. 24, 2024VHS | WHAT IS UNDERGROUND UTILITY CONSTRUCTION?May. 23, 2024HERE’S WHY LOCATORS ARE NOT FIRST RESPONDERSMay. …

VHS | SHOULD THE US BURY ITS POWERLINES?

“Burying power lines is an expensive but sure-fire way to practically eliminate the risk of utility-caused wildfires, which have devastated towns across California. PG&E, the nation’s largest utility, has been found liable for numerous wildfires in the state. In an effort to prevent future disasters, the utility is planning to underground 10,000 miles of distribution lines in fire-prone areas, including …

VHS | HOME EXPLOSION IN WOODSTOCK

“On October 9, 2023, at 12:35PM, the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded to the area of N. Tryon Street and Lincoln Street for the smell of natural gas in the area. Firefighters arrived a short time later and determined a contract crew working in the area had stuck a 2-inch gas main inside a sewer line. Nicor arrived approximately 30 minutes …

VHS | MASTERING THE ART OF DAYLIGHTING

“One of the key takeaways from the conversation was the concept of “daylighting” or “exposing utilities.” Chris explained that these terms are industry jargon for the process of uncovering underground utilities to locate and work on them safely. Ditch Witch offers a range of solutions, including their product, which can stand alone or complement their existing portfolio. The company’s goal …

VHS | LIVE FROM TEXAS 811

Join us for The RoundTable 2023 Live from the Texas 811 Damage Prevention Summit Sponsored by UtilocateRECENT POSTSMay. 29, 2024SERVING UP SAFETYMay. 27, 2024UA / ISSUE 95May. 24, 2024VHS | WHAT IS UNDERGROUND UTILITY CONSTRUCTION?May. 23, 2024HERE’S WHY LOCATORS ARE NOT FIRST RESPONDERSMay. 20, 2024UA / ISSUE 94

VHS | PORT ARTHUR PIPE LEAKS

“Director of Water Utilities Calvin Matthews says the city’s aging infrastructure struggles when the ground moves.” Aging infrastructure is a huge problem in the US. Damage prevention goes further than just locating we need to find these pipes than are going to burst before they do so and replace them! Sponsored by UtilocateRECENT POSTSMay. 29, 2024SERVING UP SAFETYMay. 27, 2024UA …

VHS | 811 & SEWER MAIN FIX

@HandsomeorHandy tackles a sewer line that needs fixing by calling 811 and get the area located and then beginning work. “Digging up a yard and fixing a break in the main sewer line. #HandsomeOrHandy #Handyman #Plumbing.”RECENT POSTSMay. 29, 2024SERVING UP SAFETYMay. 27, 2024UA / ISSUE 95May. 24, 2024VHS | WHAT IS UNDERGROUND UTILITY CONSTRUCTION?May. 23, 2024HERE’S WHY LOCATORS ARE NOT …

VHS | UNDERGROUND FIRE

“Early Monday morning, residents woke up to flames coming up out of manholes in downtown Colorado Springs. That underground fire led to many nearby residents and businesses going without power….We think that the fire started in a vault that holds underground transformers,” McConnellogue explained. “There’ll be a vault or a transformer that’s actually underground, and they’ll have a cover on …

VHS | HASTEN ROBERTS, UTILITY LOCATOR

“Starting a landscape project? Call 8-1-1 to have utility locators mark underground water, gas, electric and wastewater lines. A locator like hasten Roberts will show up quickly to help. “I’m going on five months now and it’s been great. We’ve got good teams, everyone’s nice, they want you to succeed. There’s never been a time where I’ve called anyone and …

VHS | LAYING 36 YARDS OF PIPE

“The construction of district energy systems including insulated steel pipe, leak detection systems, communication conduit and other related works along 750lm of King George Blvd and Fraser Highway in the City of Surrey. The project provides the City’s District Energy System services from the connection on Fraser Highway to two new development sites: on the north side to the Holland …