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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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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

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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

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LET’S BE CAREFUL DOWN THERE

At South Dakota 811, we view ourselves not only as a damage prevention organization, but also a public safety organization. Trench safety is a natural fit with underground facility damage – since much of the work done on buried facilities … Continue reading

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