DAMAGE TO WATER, WASTEWATER AND SEWER LINES ARE COMMON, EXPENSIVE AND … AVOIDABLE
Why is Gold Shovel Standard needed?
Water, sewer and wastewater lines are the most frequently damaged buried assets. The costs in valuable natural resources, reputation and tax-payer dollars runs into the hundreds-of-millions annually.
How does Gold Shovel Standard work?
Gold Shovel Standard drives unprecedented adoption of industry best practices as a condition of continued participation in the program, and, second, GSS dramatically increases the volume and fidelity of DIRT reporting by requiring participants to report all damages.
Why is Gold Shovel Standard effective?
Gold Shovel Standard believes that every excavator must have a Safety Management System in place for the protection of buried assets. GSS has helped over 750 organizations create, for the first time, a complete Safety Management System for damage prevention.
What does Gold Shovel Standard cost?
Gold Shovel Standard is a program which can be embraced without adding people or unnecessary expense.
Why get involved?
Dig-ins to water, sewer and other assets always cost taxpayer money and degrade the services provided to residents. We live in the communities we serve, and our communities deserve improved excavation performance.