40%, that’s the increase of damages to utilities in the last three weeks! MITA and its sister organization MISS DIG worked together on the attached document to help mitigate this problem. There are numerous reasons to dig safely the first being the threat to life and limb. Second, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has been issuing fines at an alarming rate! Most fines start at five thousand and go up from there. If you’ve been fined, MITA is here to help members sort those problems out. Please contact Rob Coppersmith at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with a damage.