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

Our Favorite Quotes about Nature and the Outdoors

All day long we work in the beauty of Mother Nature. Our job is to make sure you know where your utilities are located so accidents are prevented by avoiding damage to a utility line, which can cause harm to nature, injury and even loss of life. In honor of spring’s arrival, the flowers abloom… Continue reading