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 …

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR LOCATORS

Only 9% of people keep their New Year’s Resolutions, with the main reasons for quitting being, “they either lose motivation, have not prioritized their goals, or swap their resolutions for newer, more relevant personal goals.” We’re already halfway through the first month of 2023, but I think it’s time to commit to some New Year’s resolutions that are achievable and …

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 …

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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 …

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 POSTSJul. 22, 2024UA / ISSUE 103Jul. 19, 2024VHS | ARE PG&E LYING?Jul. 18, 2024$34M FOR ROBOT WORMS, AI & LASERS?Jul. 17, 2024THE ECONOMICS OF SUEJul. …

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 POSTSJul. 22, 2024UA / ISSUE 103Jul. 19, 2024VHS | ARE PG&E LYING?Jul. 18, 2024$34M FOR ROBOT WORMS, AI & LASERS?Jul. 17, 2024THE ECONOMICS OF SUEJul. …

UNDERGROUNDING

We’ve all seen the horrific damage that hurricanes and tornados can do to power infrastructure above ground. The images from Hurricane Ian from earlier this year was particularly memorable. It caused over $20 billion worth of damage and took out much of the power grid in southern states like Florida. There’s been an increase in awareness of the advantages of …

THE TRUE COST OF UTILITY DAMAGES

In the US, there are more than 35 million miles of underground utility lines for services like power, gas, water, sewage, & fiber optics. Working close to subterranean utility infrastructure is a serious matter, and neglecting to do an accurate and thorough locate assessment can lead to enormous financial responsibilities, legal repercussions, or even worse: significant injury or death. Underground …

5 IMPROVEMENTS TO REDUCE DAMAGES

The road to zero damages is not an easy one, but where there’s a will, there is a way. Whether through government mandates, economic incentives or a drive for safety the rate of damages has been decreasing and the membership of organizations like the CGA have been growing. In this NoDamage article I’m going to focus on 5 measures that …