Facility Owner


The damage prevention industry has many moving parts. Each stakeholder plays an important role in making the 811 process work effectively. If everyone involved works to make their area of responsibility more efficient, the entire 811 system will be able to function like a well-oiled machine.

The following videos and materials provide important tips for facility owner/operators when using 811.

Facility Owner/Operator Video

Facility Owner/Operators & Locate Partners Can Help

Damage Prevention Starts Early

Accurately Record Where Cable/Wires are First Placed

Locating & Marking

Implement Software/Utilize Online Portals

Look for New Ways to Improve Efficiency/Accuracy

Provide On-Time Response & Accurate Locates

Make Marking Highly Visible, Factor in Weather/Terrain

Provide Good Contact Information

Keep Mapping Data Up to Date

Foster Relationships & Partnerships

Keep Good Lines of Communication with Other Stakeholders




Additional Materials

For additional supporting materials to share with your industry, visit the toolkit on the Common Ground Alliance website.

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