Damage Prevention

The overall aim of the City of Lawrenceville’s Damage Prevention Department is to provide for the safety of all citizens, prevent injury and death, and reduce the adverse effect on the facility infrastructure.

The locate technician is our first line of defense in accomplishing these goals. Locating underground utilities is a process that requires skill, determination, workload management, and problem-solving techniques in today’s overcrowded utility easements.

Duties & Responsibilities

The City of Lawrenceville Damage Prevention Department is committed to conducting our operations with a primary focus on protecting the safety of our residents and others living or working near our electric, gas, and water facilities.

The City of Lawrenceville is an active participant in the protection of underground utilities as required by Georgia Law Code 1981, Title 25, Fire Protection and Safety Chapter 9 enacted in 2000 which is overseen by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Georgia 811

Registered with Georgia 811, a non-profit organization, our employees are notified when excavation is to take place in close proximity to our utilitiesCelebrate 10 Years 811 2007 - 2017 and we are in your community on a daily basis to locate and mark their location. 

Georgia 811 offers training and education to industry stakeholders including homeowners, local governments, utility owners, excavators, locate companies, industry nonprofit organizations, and more. Training and education opportunities are free so do not hesitate to contact Georgia 811.

Safe Digging

As a champion for safe digging, we provide education and support to the City’s utility staff and as a stakeholder in the community, we continually strive to better educate our residents by becoming more involved in damage prevention and pipeline public awareness. We are available to provide additional information and education by participating in community events and speaking with affected groups such as homeowners’ associations, garden clubs, and excavators. Just let us know how we can help.

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