Planting a Tree? Installing a Fence, Deck or Pool?
Whether you are doing the work yourself or hiring it out, you are responsible for assuring the utilities on your property are clearly marked and you avoid damaging them. MISS DIG 811 is Michigan’s ONLY resource for ensuring you know what’s below ground BEFORE you start to dig.
Here’s how it works:
MISS DIG 811 processes that locate request by contacting our over 1,700 members, who then come out and locate their underground facilities.
You cannot begin your excavation before the start time on your locate request, even if all utilities have been marked.
You are required to check Positive Response before digging. Be sure to keep the ticket number provided to you when placing your locate request.
Hand dig when digging within 4ft of paint or flags.
Once you've hand exposed the underground utilities, you can carefully continue to dig using the necessary tools.