New underground information service in Taranaki

 A new Taranaki firm, Utility Scan, specialises in state-of-the-art underground services in the region.

“Strikes on underground services like electricity, gas, water or sewerage are surprisingly common,” says Utility Scan operations manager Ben Giles.

Utility Scan supplies detailed information of underground assets by using cutting-edge technology and internationally recognised training and industry experience.

Giles says a call to Before U Dig will help provide plans of underground services, but the accuracy of these plans isn’t always guaranteed and may not detail all underground assets nor those that are unknown or disused.

“The situation only gets more hazardous when working on private properties where loose and unrecorded practises can leave behind a minefield of underground hazards.”

Utility Scan’s fast response team offers their clients a full picture of what’s underground by first interpreting existing plans and then using precision locating technology (to detect conductors like electricity cables) and ground penetrating radar (that can see pipes and other assets to depths of several metres).

Furthermore, Utility Scan also offers an accurate leak detection service, which uses acoustic technology with sensitive directional microphones to pin point the source of costly leaks.

Phone: 06 758 3100 or 027 884 5500

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