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Your Voice is an Important Part of National Safe Digging Month!

The primary goal of National Safe Digging Month is that everyone knows the importance of safe digging practices and the role South Dakota811 plays in protecting people and our utility infrastructure.  We need your help to make that happen. We … Continue reading

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It’s Still Safe Digging Month

It’s Still Safe Digging Month One of the goals of Safe Digging Month is to dispel some of the misconceptions of unsafe digging practices that many consider safe.  Things like … If I’m just using hand tools, I don’t need … Continue reading

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April is National Safe Digging Month

April is Safe Digging Month.  Folks across the country use April to spread the word about safe digging.  South Dakota 811 is doing our part.  You’ll be seeing messages in this blog and on our social media accounts. The new … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget!

Don’t forget to call South Dakota 48 hours before any excavation.  Call so your work can begin on time and call to keep yourself and everyone in the area safe. Don’t forget to get your FREE subscription to the New … Continue reading

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Call 811 First, Go Home to Your Family Safely Tonight

We all know that we’re supposed to call South Dakota 811 two working days before we begin digging, but in our busy lives we sometimes forget why. The bottom line is that calling South Dakota 811 is an important safety … Continue reading

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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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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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