Always call MISS DIG before digging projects

Detroiters, we recently celebrated 811 Day (on August 11, aka 8/11)! This holiday reminds everyone to call MISS DIG at 811 before all digging projects to ensure your safety and the safety of your neighbors.

If you plan to dig in your yard, contact MISS DIG at 811 or at least three business days before digging and wait until flags have been placed to mark your utility lines. From there, MISS DIG will alert all underground utilities will come out to place flags so you know what’s there, and then you can carefully hand dig or use a shovel at an angle around the flags. Please also leave flags in place until the work is complete.

The majority of homeowner damages are caused by hand tools like shovels when doing projects such as:

  • Installing a fence, mailbox, deck or pool
  • Planting trees and bushes
  • Laying a patio
  • Erecting an event tent with large stakes in the ground

Stay safe this summer, and please also remind your friends and family to always call MISS DIG at least three business days before digging in their yards by calling 811!

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