Digging on Private Property

You still need to have those private lines marked in South Dakota!

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Whether you are adding on to your home, installing sprinklers or just planting a tree, we can help you find a private utility locating specialist.

One-Call and private utilities

In South Dakota you should always call before you dig!

South Dakota One Call | South Dakota Locate Request

South Dakota One Call

800-781-7474 | 412-415-5000

South Dakota law states that if you are excavating, including digging, you must call South Dakota One Call at least 48 hours in advance (of your digging) in order to minimize the risk of damaging any type of underground facilities (electric, gas, telecommunications, cable television, water and sewer). The service is free, and so is the phone call. Making the phone call can help eliminate the risk of disrupting service, and greatly reduce the potential risk of serious personal injury.

The One-Call System does not mark utilities. The One-Call system only notifies participating member utilities. These participating member utilities will not mark private or non-member utilities. The utility locating companies notified will locate and mark only primary public utilities, so it's up to you to keep track of what else is on your own property.

Private Utilities are the buried lines after the meter or main lines. If you have a curbside meter then your property will not get marked by the participating member utility locators. Other buried utilities that generally are not marked include but may not be limited to: sewer lines, private lighting, sprinklers, fire mains, secondary electric lines to detached garages, and septic lines.