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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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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings from all of us at South Dakota 811 to all of the professional excavators, homeowners, utility locators and utility-company employees who help us keep South Dakota safe.  And we wish you the very happiest and safest 2019. Even … Continue reading

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There’s a Process for That

South Dakota Codified Law 49-7A provides civil penalties for failure to comply with the statute or with South Dakota Administrative Rules.  The statute and rules are available for review. The South Dakota One-Call Board encourages parties involved to discuss and resolve … 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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You May Not Know Your Land As Well As You Think You Do

We got a call on a Sunday afternoon from a farmer.  He had been plowing his field, land that had been in his family for generations.  He said he hit something.  He thought it might be a fiber line. This … Continue reading

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We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For

As Thanksgiving approaches, our thoughts turn to what we have to be thankful for.  Family.  Health.  Good Fortune.  South Dakota 811. What??? We tend to take it for granted, but South Dakota 811 keeps us safe all year long.  Working … Continue reading

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On Your Mark

When it comes to safety, the difference is in the details. Crucial marks on the ground can depend on the accuracy of work site information provided to those in the field. The men and women who locate underground utilities face … Continue reading

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Safety First

The changes in weather remind us of routine maintenance work to be done. High winds and heavy snowfall can have a costly and even dangerous impact on our communities. Branches may harm power lines if they fall, so be sure … Continue reading

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Time to Rewind

The best part about springing forward has to be the Fall Back. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on November 4th than the day before, so remember to set your clocks back! What will you do with the … Continue reading

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