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 need you to talk to your friends and neighbors about safe digging practices. We need you to tell them that calling South Dakota 811 before they dig protects them from potential injury if they hit an underground line. We need you to tell them because research says that more than half of Americans don’t call when they are doing simple projects around their home. And reminding your neighbors to call South Dakota 811 before they dig could keep you from losing your services like internet cable TV, power or natural gas to your home.
Your voice does more to convince your friends and neighbors about how and why to be safe when they dig than what we have to say. Will you please speak up?
Don’t forget that you can reach South Dakota 811 24/7/365. You can speak with a live agent by dialing 811. If you prefer, simply enter your requests online. Homeowners can click HERE to reach the Homeowner Portal. Professional excavators can request locates online HERE.
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