Resources for Excavators & Public Works

Excavation damage to underground utility lines can result in interrupted utility service, environmental or property damage, injuries and even fatalities. Use the resources below to review and share best practices for safely excavating near pipelines and other underground utility lines.

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Excavation Best Practices Checklist App

Download Pipeline Finder App

Download the free Excavation Best Practices Checklist app.  This checklist is a great resource for excavators to use at their work sites to ensure they are following the industry recognized best practices.  The app is available in both English and Spanish.  The Excavation Best Practices are part of the Common Ground Alliance’s Best Practices (version 11.0).

English:

   
Available on App Store   Available on Google Play
 Download from the App Store    Download from Google Play

Spanish:

   
Available on App Store   Available on Google Play
 Download from the App Store    Download from Google Play

 

Publications

Property Development Guide

Property Development Specifications

Marathon Pipe Line LLC’s Property Development Specifications provide guidance on how to safely excavate near pipelines.  The specifications include important information regarding field tile ditching, deep plowing and land contour modifications.
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Websites

http://www.commongroundalliance.com
Online version of the Common Ground Alliance’s Best Practices for safe excavation near pipelines and other underground utility lines.

www.call811.com
Information about the 811 process and state-specific contact and reference information.

Pipeline 101 Website

http://www.pipeline101.com/

Information about pipelines provided by the Association of Oil Pipelines and the American Petroleum Institute.