Water and Sewer Benefits
Relief | Safety | Cost Savings | Compliance
Gold Shovel Standard membership can help avoid costly line strikes that result in wasted resources and preventable operational chaos. As one of the most frequently damaged buried assets, water, sewer and wastewater lines need to be protected at all costs.
Resource Constraint Relief
Reducing damages through GSS allows providers to apply resources to predictable operational tasks instead of reserving them for anticipated remediation. Gold Shovel Standard membership enables providers to operate more effectively with fewer resources.
In an era of little public patience for preventable catastrophes, Gold Shovel Standard membership can increase the safety of workers in the field and the communities in which they work.
Preventable excavation damages cost water, sewer and wastewater providers significant amounts of money annually. Even in those rare occurrences where direct costs are recovered, indirect costs persist. Reducing these line strikes reduces operating and compliance costs and helps to relieve resource constraints.
Reducing preventable damages helps keep water, sewer and wastewater providers in compliance and minimizes the costs of compliance.
The current annual fee for municipalities is $1500 and $2400 for private entities. If membership fees present a hardship, Gold Shovel Standard may waive them upon receipt of a hardship waiver. Start the membership process by calling Member Services at (855) 676-7252, or email Gold Shovel Standard.