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Miss Dig   


Know What’s Below Before You Dig!

Even Hand digging can cause damage.  Over 25% of damage is from homeowners.


Become part of the solution!


  • Yourself
  • Your family
  • Your Community


It’s the LAW! It’s fast and it’s FREE!!!


What do you mean FREE?

When you contact MISS DIG 811, the public facility companies are notified to mark the location of their underground lines.


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. 



  • Visit
  • In the e-Locate box click Start.
  • Complete the e-Locate Request.
  • Check your status before you dig
  • Enter your ticket #.  Click Inquire.


Those 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.

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


It’s the LAW?

Yes, a bill was signed by Gov. Rick Snyder and has been in effect since April 1, 2014.  Be smart and contact MISS DIG 811 before you dig. 


Why so many flags? What do they 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


5 Steps to Safe Digging

  1. Call MISS DIG 811 at 811 or go online to
  2. Wait for utilities to be marked
  3. Check status @
  4. Respect the marks
  5. Dig with care




Senior Care LINKS


Senior Care and Assisted Living Guide in Michigan


How to assist people who have physical disabilities


People 65 and older comprise 60% of all cancer patients. To raise awareness,  a Seniors Guide to Cancer covers topics like wellness tips, the importance of seeing a doctor, and preventive measures:

Since seniors make up around 80% of those diagnosed with mesothelioma and it takes anywhere from 20-50 years after exposure to occur,  a great guide for mesothelioma as well:

Mental Health LINKS

These guides do a great job of addressing this key issue for People of Color *and* their allies:

Van Buren Conservation District

Van Buren Road Commission 


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Village of Lawrence

Get in Touch

Need to locate contact information? Find the right person to talk to in the offices of LAWRENCE now. 

PO Box 445

Office Phone:    269 674-4255

Fax:                 269 674-4502

Treasurer:        269 674-3840


Important Notice!

If you will be burning brush or a large burn pile, don't forget to call the Township offices and get a burn permit from the Fire Department by calling 269-674-8833!


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