Each Municipality in Michigan is part of and must participate in the MISS DIG system (
i.e., the Michigan Underground Utility Safety Notification System
) in order to safeguard the public, environment, property, and utility infrastructures buried underground.
Although this is a free service to homeowners, excavators, municipalities and utility companies, it does create a significant financial requirement on the Township. Requests to locate are sent to various owners of underground facilities and the facility owners have 72 hours to mark their infrastructure or state that there is no conflict. (
Emergencies are handled slightly differently
Because of the strong economy and an increase in the amount of construction, the Township has seen a substantial increase↑ in the number of MISS DIG tickets received. This translates to more staff time being dedicated toward MISS DIGs.
For the month of May and June, the Township averaged
24 MISS DIG tickets per workday