I am replacing a sewer line in Lansing, MI and I called MIS DIG and had them mark all the utilities. There was no paint or flags in the area we needed to dig. About tens minutes into digging we grazed the top of a water line. I stopped digging at 9:05am and called the city right a way. They sent the inspector out and he said the line looked fine but I should have the line relocated he called the water company and they said they would send a guy right out because it was an emergency. About two hrs later he showed up with his partner. They looked in the hole and came to the conclusion that sure enough that’s a water line and they don't mark water lines they need to call our supervisor he does that. About 5min later he arrived said that it is MIS DIGs problem but he thinks the line needs to be repaired because there was to small dents about 1/4 round 1/16 or less deep. It will be a quick fix while we wait for MIS DIG to remark. About 3hrs later they changed 3' of 3/4 copper line and it took three guys. MIS DIG came rolling in 3hrs late for an emergency locating and remarked it. Then the supervisor from the water company asks for my info because he needs to know wear to send the bill. It is now a little after 2:00pm and the whole day was wasted because of MIG DIG bad locating job. Does anyone now if there is any way to go after MIS DIG for wasting my time, and money? Thanks for any advise. Sorry it’s long.
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Pipe Location Problem. Sewer Line Replacement.