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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...
Common Ground Iowa reminds local residents to call 811 before all digging projects Des Moines, IA (April 2013) — Today Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad issued a proclamation announcing April as Iowa Safe Digging Month. The proclamation reminds Iowa homeowners to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. April marks the start of spring...
CGI will showcase the 811 Bike at the 5th Annual Damage Prevention Summit located at Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) 1735 NE 70th Avenue in Ankeny, IA 50021-9353 on April 9th and 10th as a reminder to always call 811 before digging. The 811 Bike was custom designed by Paul Jr. Designs on behalf of One Call Concepts, and was featured...
Spring is almost here! With the snow melted and the ground ready for planting, eager homeowners like you are gearing up to start those outdoor digging projects. Before you reach for that shovel to start digging, remember to call 811, the national call-before-you-dig number, to ensure that your buried utility lines are marked. The Common Ground...
 Common Ground Iowa is reminding all Iowa damage prevention stakeholders that March 31 is the deadline for submission of 2012 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) data. The primary purpose in collecting underground facility damage data is to analyze data, learn why events occur and how actions by industry can be prevented in the future thus...
CGI’s 3rd annual Damage Prevention Summit took place on August 10-11, 2011 and was a huge success with over 150 in attendance. The first day and a half consisted of an Advanced Locator Training at the IAMU facility in Ankeny, covering in-depth and hands-on locating practices. “Educating people about damage...
Common Ground Iowa, a 501(3) c non-profit organization, currently is seeking officers on the CGI Executive Board. The Board consists of a Chairperson, Treasurer, Membership Director, Program Director, Marketing Director and Web Site Coordinator. The Executive Board meets four times a year in addition to attending four general membership meetings...
Common Ground Iowa makes its designing debut with a “Call 811 Before You Dig Tree” at the Blank Children’s Hospital 2012 Festival of Trees & Lights at Veteran's Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Downtown Des Moines, November 21st – 25th. All proceeds from the Festival of Trees & Lights...
Khrysanne Kerr, Vice President, Communications and Program Development, Common Ground Alliance, will kick-off the Common Ground Iowa’s December 6th annual meeting in Des Moines. She began working for CGA in 2007 after spending two years as a contractor for the association, which included coordinating more than 1,000 stakeholders to launch...
DES MOINES, Iowa, March 29, 2012 - Common Ground Iowa (CGI), a not-for-profit organization developed to promote underground facility damage prevention and safe excavating practices, has been working in conjunction with Iowa One Call, the state's underground facility damage prevention system and the Governor's staff to...

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