Originally Posted by txirrigation
I plead the 5th. Just kidding, as an installer it is always interesting to watch my guys when a contractor drives his shinny truck/tractor/etc. over brand new irrigation work. You can see the guys deflate, especially when the mainlines are 3"+. Truth be told, if the system is installed per spec, the irrigation pipe should have 18" cover, and 6" of select fill over pipe. That would keep trucks, etc from braking pipes.
There should be no excuse that a facility the size of UT lack a damage prevention dept.
No work should be sched. without a utility callout and clearance. Same as a one call in public domains.
When not providing locates, infrastructure as-builts and surveys should be performed, maps drawn and logged.
The dept. would also provide inspections.
Contractors should be required to submit pics of their work with each billing.
If everyone works together a more productive experience will be had by all.
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