dp-PRO Fall 2018

Preventing Damage In The Midst Of Growth And Change

In the last five years, Spire has grown fourfold. With a quickly growing employee base and millions of customers, preventing excavation- related damages has never been more important. With significant and rapid growth comes challenges and opportunity, and damage prevention is no exception. As a company that operates in three states with differing laws defining …

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Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

The mission of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Pipeline Safety Division (Division) is to ensure the safe and reliable operation of Indiana’s intrastate pipeline system. We accomplish this through a combination of facility inspections, stakeholder engagement, training sessions, outreach programs, investigations of pipeline incidents and, where appropriate, enforcement actions. Enforcement actions may include Commission …

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What Is The Role Of “Design Tickets?” And, Do They Really Work?

What are we trying to accomplish with a “design ticket?” Is it a one-stop shop where a project designer can request records of existing utilities? Is it providing designers with enough information that they can make intelligent, informed decisions about avoiding unnecessary utility conflicts during construction by designing around the existing utilities? Is it a …

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The Old Saying “What You Can’t See, Can’t Hurt You” Is Not True In Utility Excavation… Especially When It Applies To Cross Bores

CROSS BORES: A HIDDEN MINEFIELD Working outdoors in Minnesota in February isn’t fun, but working indoors is apparently no picnic either. In February of 2010, a contract plumber was snaking out a clogged sewer lateral in St. Paul when his gear made contact with something he wasn’t expecting – a gas line that had been bored …

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