The expansion of natural gas production in the United States in recent years has created tremendous opportunities for Maine. Abundant natural gas is less expensive that many optional fuels and provides an opportunity to reduce costs for municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential energy users. While this expansion in Maine is generally a positive development the rapid pace of construction can lead to risks associated with damage of other utilities such as water, sewer, storm, power, and cable lines through natural gas construction.
The Ted Berry Company Team cross bore prevention program for lines to be installed by HDD and utility potholing services are critical components to a comprehensive damage preventing program. By accurately locating, documenting condition, mapping, and exposing buried utilities construction can take place with reduced risk to contractors, municipal utility owners, and the general public.