Contractors say 811 utility location system has significant flaws

The nation’s 811 utility location system is significantly flawed, according to a new survey of construction firms that perform underground excavation work.

The survey report, released by the Associated General Contractors of America, found that more than half of the responding firms reported damages and near misses because lines were unmarked or marked incorrectly. “Most contractors say that calling 811 often leads to inaccurate line marking and that utility firms are often very slow in coming out to locate and mark their underground lines,” according… Read More

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