Flint says it won’t allow hydrovac digging of water lines despite state’s threat

By Zahra Ahmad zahmad@mlive.com FLINT, MI — The city says it won’t be forced to hydrovac despite the state’s threat to stop funding its service line replacement program. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said in a Nov. 5 press release that the city is…

First responders and industry pros learn the importance of safety during mock line strike near Weston, WV

by Charles Young STAFF WRITER   Oct 30, 2018 WESTON — Local first responders and professionals from the oil and gas industry attended a mock gas-line strike demonstration at the West Virginia State Fire Academy near Weston on Tuesday. The mock strike,…

Company says Flint isn’t giving them work they’re contracted to do

Updated Oct 30, 7:23 AM; Posted Oct 30, 7:00 AM By Zahra Ahmad   zahmad@mlive.com FLINT, MI — A company contracted to restore the lawns of homes after they’ve been checked for lead service lines says the city isn’t fulfilling its agreements. Martha Brown Custom Builders…

OSHA Stresses Trenching and Excavation Safety

Renewed emphasis comes with increased enforcement and education and new instruction. David Sparkman | Oct 25, 2018   On Oct. 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially kicked off its National Emphasis Program (NEP) targeting trenching and excavation. It’s not…

Natural gas line severed on Kinsley Street

NASHUA – While construction crews continued working in the area of Woodward Avenue and Kinsley Street Tuesday, an excavator severed a 2-inch natural gas supply line while digging in the street. Liberty Utilities spokeswoman Emily Burnett said a contractor working…

Flint City Council subpoenas MDEQ to answer questions at finance hearing

By Zahra Ahmad zahmad@mlive.com FLINT, MI — Flint City Council is subpoenaing the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to get answers on the flow of water funds from the state. The decision to subpoena was made at a Oct. 24 Flint…

Flint loses focus in finding lead water service pipes

By Zahra Ahmad zahmad@mlive.com FLINT, MI — The city of Flint’s ban on a cost-effective tool and its method for finding lead water service pipes may mean it could run out of money before all its hazardous pipes are removed.…

Company of the Month

Hydrovac Nation is proud to announce our COMPANY of the month for September, 2018 is: Hoffman Elite Enterprises Ltd! Hydrovac Nation has recognized them for their professionalism and determination for growth and excellence in safety. To us they have stood out, over…

Member of the Month

Hydrovac Nation is proud to announce that our MEMBER of the month for September, 2018 is: Nicolette Callihoo Nicolette, who has been a proud member of Hydrovac Nation, (and Hydrovac Nation Classifieds), for only a few months, is the member…

DIRT Report for 2017

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 CGA’s annual DIRT report provides a summary and analysis of the events submitted into CGA’s Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) for the year 2017. The complete report is available for download below. In addition, we are…