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Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a nonprofit organization focused on improving workforce and public safety, as well as the quality of buried infrastructure. Buried infrastructure includes electric, gas, pipelines, telecommunications, sewage, and water. If your business is in one of these industries, you are probably familiar with Gold Shovel Standard.

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The 2019 Costs for Gold Shovel Standard Membership are as follows:

Gas and Electric $2400 per year
Pipeline $2400 per year
Water and Sewer $1500 - $2400 per year for private entities in a municipality

If the fee presents a hardship, then the company may present a Hardship Waiver.

Excavators $75 - $200 per month, depending on the size of the company. Excavators are billed annually.
Municipalities $1500 per year

If the fee presents a hardship, then the company may present a Hardship Waiver.

 

The Benefits of a Gold Shovel Standard Membership

If your business is in one of the above industries, a membership with Gold Shovel Standard provides access to state-of-the-art technologies, world-renowned damage prevention consultation, and an enhanced reputation due to the status of the brand. Additionally, Gold Shovel Standard works to build municipal communities so that individual underground infrastructure companies work together in the prevention of line strikes. Gold Shovel Standard is a proven system, with testimonials and case studies on their website that assert the effectiveness of their philosophy towards underground infrastructure. In fact, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) saw a 38 percent reduction in third-party line strikes in only 33 months, as a result of establishing a Gold Shovel Standard Community in the Sacramento region of California.