Utility color codes are used to identify existing underground utilities in construction areas, to protect them from damage during excavation. Colored lines, flags, or both are used to mark the location and denote the type of underground utility. A special type of spray paint, which works when the can is upside-down, is used to mark […]
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Helpful information for excavation contractors on how to recognize a gas or petroleum leak including what you might see, hear, or smell. What you might see if there is a gas or petroleum leak You might see Natural Gas Natural Gas Liquids Petroleum Gas Crude Oil Refined Products Brown patches in vegetation on or near […]
If you make contact with a pipeline If your equipment makes contact with the utility line, stop your excavation and contact the utility company immediately. This includes if you nick, dent, gouge, cut, scrape, or scratch the pipeline coating, or if you damage a valve box or tracer wire connected to a gas facility. Call […]
MISS DIG 811 does not do any physical locating and marking of buried facilities in the field. MISS DIG was developed in order to provide excavators and the general public the ability to inform multiple owners of underground facilities of excavation with a single call. MISS DIG processes information from excavators and passes that information […]
What is MISS DIG 811? MISS DIG 811 is Michigan’s statewide one-call notification system that was developed in order to provide excavators and the general public the ability to inform multiple owners of underground facilities of excavation with a single call. MISS DIG 811 is a not-for-profit independent company that processes information from excavators and […]
MISS DIG has released the 2017 Excavation Handbook For Gas & Liquid Pipelines. For your convenience, it’s available for download below. This publication has been prepared for Michigan’s excavators as a reference tool when interacting with MISS DIG 811. We recommend that you share the information in this manual with all employees involved in excavating […]