In the spirit of partnership, stakeholders responsible for excavating, locating, operating and maintaining underground utilities in Mississippi called for the formation of a Damage Prevention Committee to discuss the effectiveness of the State’s damage prevention program. As the result of this initial meeting, the Mississippi Damage Prevention Committee (MDPC) was established. MDPC is committed to keeping Mississippi a safer place to live and work by building partnerships and consensus supporting a stronger and more effective damage prevention program at the state level.
The MDPC works to prevent damage to underground infrastructure and facilities through:
Fostering a sense of shared responsibility for the protection of underground facilities;
Developing and conducting public awareness and education programs; and
Identifying and sharing knowledge and best practices to prevent damage to underground facilities.
Membership is open to:
Any group, company, municipal government or individual owning or operating underground facilities
Any group, company, municipal government or individual involved in excavation that could potentially affect underground facilities
Anyone involved in promoting pipeline or excavation safety
Any one-call dig notification center
Any government agency regulating pipeline or excavation safety