What is GUCC?
The Georgia Utilities Coordinating Council is an extension of
the Utility Location and Coordination Council of the American
Public Works Association. Members of this statewide committee
include employees from a variety of utility companies such as
telephone, power, gas, cable TV and railroads as well as employees
of government agencies, water authorities, contracting companies,
locate technicians and Georgia
What is its Purpose?
The purpose of GUCC is to
promote and encourage the establishment of utility location and
coordination committee on a local level,as well as address areas
and topics of concerns
for all stakeholders.
• Establishment and guidance of local committees.
• Foster communication among its stake holders
• Promote and foster safe working conditions
• Reduce the number and severity of
• Minimize inconveniences to the public
• Effect economies related to utility activities including
contractors, regulatory and utility officials and the general
What is Utility Coordination?
Utility Coordination is the
continuous, direct,cooperative process where by utility companies
and public agencies exchange information. Issues are resolved by
working in an orderly manner to secure unified plans of action in
the pursuit of the common purposes.
What types of projects and programs are undertaken by a
Generally, utility location and
coordination committee projects and committee programs depend on
local conditions. All, however are founded in a spirit of
cooperation by responsible parties who recognize that all
improvements in their related activities require a great deal of
A Sample listing of typical projects and programs is listed
• Coordinate scheduling of utility and highway improvement
• Promote development of excavation notification programs
• Establish standards for field markings of utility facilities,
locations for sub-surface utility facilities' damage records
• Coordinate capital improvement programming and budgeting
• Review long-range community development plans
• Improve permit and inspection procedures
What are the benefits of a Utility Location and
The benefits associated with a
utility location and coordination committee are limited only by the
level of activity of its members and degree of support provided by
and public agencies. Some of the most apparent benefits it can
• Shorter construction and maintenance
• A voice in state standards and legislature
• Reduced rates of excavator-related damage and injury to utility
facilities, motorist,workmen and others
• More orderly and economical planning,placement of utility and
• Improved public-images of participating organizations.