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Know what’s below before you dig. Be smart and contact MISS DIG 811. Become part of the solution!
Even Hand digging can cause damage. Over 25% of damage is from homeowners.

The MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage Prevention & Safety Act has been in effect since April 1, 2014. Public facilities are marked for FREE by facility company representatives known as Locators. The Locators paint lines and/or place flags to mark the approximate location of underground public lines.

Miss DigProtect:
• Yourself
• Your family
• Your Community


Doing Any DIY Projects?

• Decks & Patios
• Trees of Shrubs
• Swing Sets
• Signs
• Fountains
• Tents
• Fences
• Mailbox Posts
• Room Additions
• Gardens
• Swimming Pools
• Landscaping


To Place a Dig Notice

• Visit elocate.missdig811.org
• In the e-Locate box click Start.
• Complete the e-Locate Request.
• Check your status before you dig at status.missdig811.org
• Enter your ticket number. Click Inquire.

The painted lines usually run from the main facility to the meter on your house.

Not everything gets marked when you call. Private facility lines are NOT marked.

The unmarked private lines usually run from the house to any other building or object with service in your yard, like a garage or lamp post. A private locator may be hired to mark them.

Often, water and sewer lines are only marked in the right-of-way and not all the way to the meter on the house.


What do the flags mean? Can I remove them?

Do NOT remove the flags until the work is completed or after 21 days.

Color Key:

White - Area of Proposed Excavation
Pink - Temporary Survey Markings
Red - Electric
Yellow - Gas, Oil, Steam, Propane
Orange - Phone and Cable
Blue - Water
Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation
Green - Sewer
Gray - Used to Erase Marks


For more information or to place a dig notice, call 811 or by going to missdig811.org.


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 544 - 4000

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