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UVARA Takes On The $1 Trillion Challenge Of Managing Utility And Facility Infrastructure

What’s the best way to budget, design and operate utility and facility infrastructure? Or to avoid unnecessary construction delays and expensive overruns? Or retain precious institutional memory before [...]

Five Reasons Why Utility Locators Should Embrace GIS

Is now the time for utility locators to integrate Geographic Information System (GIS) into their best practices? With the price of GIS falling significantly and ease-of-use improving dramatically, there’s a [...]

Forney Hospital Evacuated after Gas Leaks from Sewer Line

A Forney hospital was evacuated Tuesday after a gas leak in the surrounding area. Two patients and staff at Baylor Scott & White Emergency Center were cleared from the building on U.S. Highway 80 [...]

Gas Explosion, Fire Caused By A Construction Crew Kills Firefighter

A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday. The blast [...]

Report: Underground Utilities Ignored by Higher Ed. Institutions

At UndergroundGIS, our mission is to change the "out of sight, out of mind" philosophy that property owners and facility managers often adhere to when it comes to their utility infrastructure. One [...]

Failing infrastructure imperils Drinking Water Systems

Deep inside a 70-year-old water-treatment plant, drinking water for Iowa’s capital city is cleansed of harmful nitrates that come from the state’s famously rich farmland. Without Des Moines Water Works, the central Iowa [...]

Gas Leak at McDowell High School Disrupts Homecoming

A gas leak put homecoming celebrations temporarily on hold at McDowell High School early Friday morning. A construction crew hit a gas line while working at the high school. Students and staff [...]

Water main break causes half-million gallon water leak

A water main break caused more than a half-million gallons of chlorinated water to rush into Gilleland Creek, Pflugerville Wednesday afternoon, causing some smaller fish to die. A city contractor was drilling [...]

Former Scores strip club property owner settles with Columbia Gas after 2012 Springfield explosion

Nearly three years after a natural gas explosion sent exotic dancers and the staff of Scores scrambling for cover, stripper shoes and rubble sailing in a plume over the downtown, the owner of [...]

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