Abandoned Utilities Subcommittee

The mission of the Abandoned Utilities Subcommittee is to provide a forum that represents the interest of local governments and utilities, facilitate the transfer of knowledge, information and best practices with respect to abandoned utilities.

Abandoned Utilities are a growing problem literally "beneath our feet". Abandoned utilities reduce the amount of usable space in which to install new utilities. In addition, they add to construction time and cost because of the unknown status of lines discovered during construction activities. Because our ROW's are a finite resource, it is our belief that this problem must be addressed sooner rather than later.

Subcommittee Roster

Chair Al Field and Associates LLC
Mr. Al Field Phoenix, AZ
President Full contact info

Member City of San Diego
Mr. Vic Bianes San Diego, CA
Public Utilities Director Full contact info

Member Pierce County WA
Mr. Jerry P. Bryant Tacoma, WA
Field Engineering Manager Full contact info

Member Maricopa County DOT
Mr. Matthew Frost Phoenix, AZ
Utility Coordinator Full contact info

Member City of Mesa
Ms. Lori A. Greco Mesa, AZ
Right of Way Manager Full contact info

Member Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc
Mr. William G. Kiger West Mifflin, PA
President & CEO Full contact info

Member Utilities Protection Ctr D/B/A GA811
Mr. Terry McLaurin, Sr Duluth, GA
LIAISON MANAGER Full contact info

Member BHC Rhodes
Mr. Murvyn Morehead Overland Park, KS
Senior Engineering Tech Full contact info

Member NULCA
Mr. Ron Peterson Kansas City, MO
Executive Director Full contact info

Member Southern California Edison Company
Mr. Shawn Wagner Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Region Compliance Manager Full contact info

Staff Liaison American Public Works Association
Ms. Rita Cassida, PE Kansas City, MO
Education Manager Full contact info