Drought in SD811

We’ve talked about the need to conserve and protect water resources before in this blog – and it’s not getting any less serious.

Currently, nearly 11 percent of South Dakota is in extreme drought, with 44 percent at severe drought levels.

The hard truth of the matter is, ALL of South Dakota is either abnormally dry or experiencing some stage of drought.

That means it’s more important than ever that you call 811 before beginning ANY sort of excavation work in the Mount Rushmore state.

Our neighbors and fellow South Dakotans are trying to squeeze out every last drop of water without wasting any; breaking a water transmission line because you didn’t make a call to 811 before digging is the last thing our state needs.

Using 811 is ridiculously simple.  Call or contact and wait for the locate.

And the 811 service is FREE. Gratis. Costs nothing.  No money.  Zero.  Zip.  Nada.

You can’t beat that price!

Do you own drain tile, irrigation lines, buried power or any other buried services that enter the public right of way? Did you know that it is a legal requirement to register those buried facilities with South Dakota One Call? Are you aware of how low the cost is to protect your investment?

This easy to use guideline page will let you know how and when you need to contact South Dakota 811.  http://www.sdonecall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Guideline-Brochure-2017.pdf

Always take the time to know what’s below BEFORE you dig – because the only storm clouds you want to see on the horizon are those that are full of rain!

Until next week, safe digging!

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