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Re: Fiber cuts, telcos and excavators

  • From: wb8foz
  • Date: Sat Oct 16 22:07:14 1999

Hal Murray sez:
> 
> 
> 
> Why is the contractor waiting around?
> 
<>
> I thought the standard practice was to mark the limits of the area 
> you want to dig in with "USA" (Underground Service Alert) and then 
> call the USA 800 number a few days before you want to dig there.  
> That gives the USA people time to contact all the utilities so they 
> can come out and mark the area. 

[catching up]

Often the existing service will demand their guy be on-site to
observe the digging. This is usually being done by hand, and
maybe even trowels, not shovels.


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