Easton Utilities’ Infrastructure Locator Ben Cahall, Senior, recently joined the Board of Directors of Miss Utility of Delmarva. “I am honored and excited to offer my experience and knowledge to such an important resource focused on safety and public outreach,” says Cahall. “I look forward to collaborating with other key stakeholders in the industry to protect our critical infrastructure and ensure the safety of all.”
Miss Utility, short for “miss the utilities,” exists to help prevent damage to underground infrastructure and is a free service. Anyone engaged in excavation activities is required to notify underground facility owners prior to the start of any excavation. Miss Utility of Delmarva streamlines this process by providing a service that allows excavators to notify area utility companies quickly and efficiently, either online or by calling 8-1-1. This system also allows utility companies to locate and mark the utilities in the area of excavation, then directly provide a positive response back to the excavator so they can begin their work.
Cahall is a Certified Locator and joins Easton Utilities’ Civil Engineer Rebecca Saduk on the Miss Utility board. He has over 20 years of experience in locating underground infrastructure and has been with Easton Utilities since 2019. “As a strong proponent of safety in general, I always encourage our customers and community members to call Miss Utility before doing any work that requires digging,” adds Cahall.
Easton Utilities responds to over 10,000 requests from Miss Utility for underground electric, gas, water/wastewater, internet/fiber, and cable line marks per year. While the majority are generated by commercial excavators, several hundred requests come from private homeowners, who are required to use the service if a digging activity is planned.