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Damage prevention leaders roundtable

The societal cost of utility damages was a staggering $30 billion last year, according to the 2019 DIRT report, and is only expected to rise. Excavation volume is increasing, locates are becoming more costly, and external threats like severe weather are becoming more frequent and more intense. Additionally, COVID-19 protocols like social distancing are complicating damage prevention work.

Despite all of this, leading utilities including Southern Company and Puget Sound Energy have reduced their infrastructure damages. Watch this roundtable discussion to learn their damage prevention best practices.

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Erika Hunter

Damage Prevention Program Manager, Puget Sound Energy


Emeka Igwilo

Chief Data Officer, Southern Company Gas


Isaac Weathers

Damage Prevention Consultant


Lindsay Jenkins, Moderator

VP of Strategy and Technical Operations, Urbint