Tag Archives: underground utility locating services

Spring Meetings Start Next Week

It may not look like Spring when you gaze out a window, but South Dakota 811 Spring Meetings begin next week. These meetings are the time each year when utility operators and South Dakota 811 provide you the information you … Continue reading

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Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early Spring

After dealing with Polar Vortexes and a winter’s worth of snow, most South Dakotans are planning for Spring.   Whether you’re planting crops or a flower garden, repairing a fence or plowing a field, plans for the upcoming season are underway. … Continue reading

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You Can Count on Us!

You can count on South Dakota 811 having your back 24/7/365.  We’re here to protect excavators, property owners and the general public from the dangers of accidental damage to underground utility lines.  We’re here through rain, sleet and snow.  We’re … Continue reading

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Right Around the Corner

With the nice weather we’ve been experiencing so far, it seems like Spring in South Dakota! Maybe not quite, but the high volume of excavation activity is right around the corner.  Be sure to visit our website for the Spring … Continue reading

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A Great Place to Start

The damage prevention message protects buried infrastructure and keeps our communities safe.  At South Dakota 811, it’s at the very heart of what we do.  And that’s a great place to start. The start of a new year offers pause … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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