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Attorney General Tom Miller filed seven lawsuits in five counties over alleged violations of the “Iowa One Call” law on  Monday, February 20, 2017.  The One Call law requires anyone who digs, excavates or trenches privately or commercially to first contact the Iowa One Call center for underground utilities locating.  Lawsuits were filed against...
Please join us from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided) in Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, at the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, 1735 NE 70th, Ankeny, Iowa.  Learn about the evaluation of Iowa's excavation damage prevention enforcement program.  Discuss enforcement actions and issues.  Meet the 2016 Golden Shovel Award recipient.  ...
April Safe Digging Month promotes awareness of safe digging practices across the country, and Common Ground Iowa wants to remind everyone to always call or click 811 before every digging project, large or small, to prevent employee injuries, repair costs, and costly fines, which can occur when an underground gas, electric, communications, water or...
Mark your calendars!  The next CGI meeting will be held on Thrusday, April 7th, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Maria Vineyard Event Center, 218 W 6th St., in Carroll.  Lunch will be provided.  You will not want to miss the roundtable discussion regarding steps you should take to protect underground infrastructure and what you need to do when...
Summer is one of the busiest times of year for utility locators.  While it's important that buried utilties are properly marked to avoid digging damages, it is just as important locators take the time to address their own safety on the job especially with the rising temperatures.  Join us in supporting all members of the locating industry for...
There are millions of miles of buried utilities beneath the surface that are vital to everyday living like water, electricity and natural gas.  Protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them is a shared responsibility.  So what can we do to minimize the risk to workers and the general public?Join us from 10:00 a.m...
The CGI General Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 4th, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided) at the Iowa Utilities Board, 1375 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, Iowa.  Dave Sheridan, Assistant Attorney General, will be the discussing damage prevention and enforcement.   CGI will be annoucing the 2015 Golden Shovel Award...
The CGI Damage Prevention Summit is a FREE annual, regional CGA partner event and a vital component to Iowa’s underground facilities’ damage prevention program.  This year’s Summit will be held at Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, 1735 NE 70th Avenue in Ankeny, Iowa on April 29th -30th, 2014. The Summit is a unique...
Heavy-hitters Common Ground Iowa, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, Iowa Utilities Board, Black Hills Energy, Iowa One Call, Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, and MidAmerican Energy team up with the I-Cubs to promote safe digging and “Call 811 Before You Dig”   Common Ground Iowa (CGI), Iowa One Call...
If the recent storms in your area caused damage to your property, one important phone number can help you avoid another major problem during the clean-up process. If you plan to dig as part of your storm clean up, please be sure to call 811 at least 48-hours beforehand. Every eight minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone...

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