July 15, 2008
Data collected by the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) states that, “The green industry had the highest percentage of no-locate damages among all industry types.” The report mentions that backhoes caused many of the damages.

The ORCGA report recommends, “improved engagement of the green industry (landscaping, fencing, irrigation, and agriculture) and occupants (largely homeowners) through targeted programs or promotion of Call Before You Dig.”

The toll-free Ontario One Call number for utility locates is 1-800-400-2255.