Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, recently announced the launch of a new comprehensive online utility damage prevention technology information source called VAULT. The database, which can be accessed at, can be used to identify technologies that help reduce damages to the more than 100 billion ft of underground facilities in the United States.

VAULT is a searchable database that provides product specifications, equipment capability, and company representative contact information for each technology listed. Damage prevention technologies are searchable by technology category, CGA best practice, related root causes, and/or stakeholder group. Anyone with Internet access can use the database, and companies that offer damage prevention technologies are encouraged to submit their products.