More than 19 million miles of buried water, sewer, gas, and other utility pipelines are burid nationwide. Vacuum excavation uses high-pressure air or water (hydro-excavation) to find and excavate around them without damaging them.

Vacuum excavators are powerful machines. To promote their safe operation, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers' Underground Equipment Manufacturers Council worked with Vactor Manufacturing, maker of the HXX HydroExcavator PD, to script and film a video addressing basic safety rules and instructions.

“We're confident it will be very helpful to counties and municipalities,” says Vactor Manufacturing Technical Information Supervisor Andy Current.

Available for purchase through the AEM Store for $49.95 (non-members).