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Damages to buried utilities fell 9% from previous year.

Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) report estimates underground excavation damages in the U.S. last year dropped 9% from 2014 to about 317,000 damages.

The 2015 damage ratio, which measures damages per 1,000 one-call transmissions, decreased by nearly 4% from 2014. Combined with an 8% increase in locate requests, a 15% increase in housing permit activity and a 4% increase in construction spending on infrastructure, the 2015 DIRT Report indicates damages are decreasing as construction activity increases and as awareness of the free 811 service increases.

The complete DIRT Annual Report for 2015 is available for download at www.commongroundalliance.com. Stakeholders interested in submitting data to the 2016 report or establishing a Virtual Private Dirt account should visit the DIRT site at www.cga-dirt.com.

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Title Annotation:IN THE NEWS
Publication:Pipeline & Gas Journal
Date:Nov 1, 2016
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