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.