Notify South Dakota 811 at least two-business days prior to excavating by dialing 8-1-1 or by processing a request to dig online here.
South Dakota 811 sends the location information to the utility companies that have underground lines in the vicinity of your worksite.
Each utility owner locates their underground lines themselves, or uses hired contractors to locate their underground lines within the two-business days. If a utility owner does not have utilities in your worksite, they will provide an “all clear” to let you know their lines are not within your worksite.
Confirm all utility companies listed on your ticket have responded to the request after the two-business days have passed.
Once all utility companies have marked their underground lines or have given the “all clear”, and the two-business days have passed, you can begin digging.
South Dakota 811 is an important part of the state’s public safety system. It protects both our citizens and the utility infrastructure that we depend on to fuel our lives.
There are several reasons why you should contact South Dakota 811 before you dig in our state.
This is a free service that allows you conduct your excavation in a safe manner.
CGA is a member-driven association dedicated to ensuring public safety, environmental protection, and the integrity of underground utility services by promoting effective damage prevention practices.
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