Stop Digging In The Wrong Place!
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The development, and use of non-metallic materials (PVC, A/C, HDPE) for utility mains and services has fueled the expansion of utility systems across the globe. Yet, with thousands of miles of Non-metallic mains and services with no tracer wire, it has also created one of the biggest nightmares in infrastructure management -
LOCATING THE PIPE ONCE IT'S BURIED.
Calling 811 before you dig is the LAW!
For water & wastewater utilities, recent 811 regulations, which vary by state, require that sewer laterals and customer service connections - Even those on the customer's property - be included in the one-call process. Let's face the reality. Calling 811 before you dig is the LAW! But, since most water/sewer utilities can't locate the line anyway, these locates are not being done. After all, hitting a water line means a repair, but very few personal injuries.
For others, cutting a cable, power or phone line could mean the end of civilization as we know it.
But, for some, like gas utilities, the mission is even more critical. Rupture a gas line, and somebody could die!
With such large quantities of non-metallic mains & services in this country with no locator wire, completing the mission will be an almost impossible task. And, after a half century's experience with burying non-metallic lines, questions remain as to how to solve the problem of locating - What types of technology exist ? Which is better? , etc. - So we're going to attempt to discuss those, AND, introduce you to one of the more exciting developments in underground locating - The NEW All Materials Locator!
So, Relax! The technology is here! And, Finally, you can …..