2017 DIRT Report Released

On September 19, 2018, CGA's Data Reporting & Evaluation Committee released the new 2017 DIRT Report, which detailed an improved data analysis process used to estimate total U.S. damages and revealed that damage rates have effectively remained stable from 2015-2017 when construction spending and outbound locate transmissions are taken in to account.
Beyond reading the report itself, CGA encourages its members to engage with the DIRT Interactive Dashboard. This dashboard allows users to apply several layers of filters to DIRT data to examine the information through lenses specific to their stakeholder group, location, type of facility, and more. We hope you’ll be able to uncover information that makes your damage prevention activities even more effective.
Please also check out the 2017 DIRT Report infographics, which you can use to share some of the most interesting data points from the most recent report. These infographics are ideal for sharing on social media, in electronic or hard copy newsletters, in email communications and more.