Back to School, Back to Business


It’s that time of the year again, when kids are shaking off summer fun and getting back to school.

Whether they waved a flag for their favorite racer at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or lost their voice singing along at one of our state’s many music festivals, they are all getting back to business!

And much like those students, you may be getting back to business as well.

When that time comes, we hope that you remember that it’s important to notify us before you begin your next project, no matter how small.

Did you know that even a job as simple as installing a mailbox might damage or disrupt the underground utilities?

Not only is it dangerous to not have a locate request, but when utility lines are damaged, it can affect your neighbors as well.

In a state with over 30 learning institutions and thousands of students getting ready for class, we have a lot of neighbors to worry about!

That is why we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make sure we are here whenever you need us.

And we’ve been working hard to make sure that it’s never been easier to get your underground utility lines marked.  It’s as simple as dialing 811 or using our online web portal HERE.

Professional excavators can email to request a short demo and for other assistance with online ticket input.  Once trained, log into the Portal at

After you have processed your locate, don’t forget to head out to the South Dakota State Fair if you or your family missed out on the fun this summer.  You can download the admission order form HERE by simply following the link, and clicking on the “Pass Order Form” button. They’ve even got reduced prices for your students!

We hope to see you there.

Until next week, safe digging!

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