Two Sides of the Same Coin

Recently a contractor asked me a simple question, "If I call for a One Call locate, why do I still keep hitting utility lines?" It is a question we often get, along with, "Why the need for private locating firms if there is a One Call System?" Both are fair questions, and the One Call System and private locating services should be viewed as two sides of the same coin, complementary services that together serve the damage prevention industry.

"While the One Call centers are critical in the success of the damage prevention efforts, the system will not be truly successful until the private utility systems are identified and located to an equal degree. When that happens, we have a safer and better infrastructure system." Morgan Abele, Regional Director, Mason Private Locating

Read Morgan's full article on pages 8-9 of Excavation Safety: Pipeline Edition