Tag Archives: Call 811

There’s a Process for That

South Dakota Codified Law 49-7A provides civil penalties for failure to comply with the statute or with South Dakota Administrative Rules.  The statute and rules are available for review. The South Dakota One-Call Board encourages parties involved to discuss and resolve … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Farm Tap

A Farm Tap is a natural gas piping connection to an interstate or intrastate transmission pipeline. A Farm Tap customer is a person who receives natural gas through such a system. If you own drain tile, irrigation lines, buried power … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You May Not Know Your Land As Well As You Think You Do

We got a call on a Sunday afternoon from a farmer.  He had been plowing his field, land that had been in his family for generations.  He said he hit something.  He thought it might be a fiber line. This … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For

As Thanksgiving approaches, our thoughts turn to what we have to be thankful for.  Family.  Health.  Good Fortune.  South Dakota 811. What??? We tend to take it for granted, but South Dakota 811 keeps us safe all year long.  Working … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Your Mark

When it comes to safety, the difference is in the details. Crucial marks on the ground can depend on the accuracy of work site information provided to those in the field. The men and women who locate underground utilities face … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Safety First

The changes in weather remind us of routine maintenance work to be done. High winds and heavy snowfall can have a costly and even dangerous impact on our communities. Branches may harm power lines if they fall, so be sure … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time to Rewind

The best part about springing forward has to be the Fall Back. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on November 4th than the day before, so remember to set your clocks back! What will you do with the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

For the Good of the Herd

This past Friday was the 53rd annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park.  Except for a few big bull bison who tend to be very aggressive, the entire herd of approximately 1,300 head is corralled.  The herd is checked for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Best Things in Life are Free

It’s been a popular saying since appearing in a song in the 1927 Broadway musical Good News. “The best things in life are free Now that I’ve discovered What you mean to me The best things in life are free” … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excavator Responsibilities

Over the years, even very experienced workers tend to forget some of the basics they learned in the beginning of their careers.  This week’s blog is a refresher on excavator responsibilities. Each excavator, including each subcontractor, is responsible for: Requesting … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment