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 to call South Dakota 811 before I dig. That’s wrong. Even digging with a shovel can damage a gas pipeline enough to release gas.
- I’m not digging very deep, I don’t need to call South Dakota 811 before I dig. That’s also wrong. The depth of underground lines shifts over time and can be much closer to the surface than you think.
- It’s such a small project, there is no need to call South Dakota 811 before I dig. Those could be famous last words before you damage a buried fiber line.
The only safe project is one where you call South Dakota 811 BEFORE you dig. It’s easy. It’s free. And it keeps you safe.
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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