April is Dedicated to National Safe Digging Month

Dedicated to promoting awareness of safe digging practices across the country, April marks National Safe Digging Month. As spring commonly commences more outdoor work and increased digging activity, this month is ideal to remind and promote the critical importance of underground utility lines protection and the safety of all individuals who dig and live around… Continue reading

Private Utility Locating vs. Public Utility Locating

Mismarked utilities and failure to dig safely could result in accidents and costly construction delays. But when is a public or private utility locate needed? To be clear on when to call in a public locate and when to call a private utility locating service, here’s what you need to know: First Step: Call 811… Continue reading

Get Roped into All Things Utility Locating at the International Utility Locate Rodeo

Did you know that being skilled as a utility locator not only helps save lives by uncovering and marking utility lines so they are not damaged or disturbed but can be a lot of fun, too! Each year at the International Utility Locate Rodeo, utility locating technicians get the chance to prove they are the… Continue reading

Locate Your Utilities Before Outdoor Summer Yard Projects on Memorial Day

Finally summer is here with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, and with all those extra outdoor activities you may be planning, we wanted to remind you to be sure to call 811 before doing any digging in the ground. Many people take the opportunity this weekend to work in the yard and get started… Continue reading

Putting Power Lines Underground: The Debate Rages on

As you watch your local power company cut back trees each year prior to winter storms and headed into the spring and summer growing season, many wonder why power lines are not yet buried underground. CNN took a look in an interesting story recently and here’s what they found. According to CNN, utility companies who… Continue reading

Butler University Named a Tree Campus USA

Baker-Peterson is a utility locating company based just outside of Indianapolis and we have a special love for Butler University, located right in the heart of the city. Butler was recently named a Tree Campus USA for its commitment to caring for its many beautiful trees. According to the student paper, the Butler Collegian, the… Continue reading

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Utilities and Utility Locating

Utility locating probably not something you think about very often, yet it is critically important to avoid series incidents when utilities are accidentally damaged. We’ve put together 10 fast facts about utility locating that you may not know: An underground utility line is damaged every eight minutes. – Common Ground Alliance 330,000 damage incidents related… Continue reading

5 Ways to Do Your Part on Earth Day

As we approach Earth Day, April 22, it’s an important time to remember that everything we do has an impact on our beautiful planet. Here at Baker-Peterson, we preach the importance of utility locating so no accidents that could damage life -- human or Mother Nature -- takes place. Here are 5 ways you can… Continue reading