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What is Vacuum Excavation

Suction ExcavatorVacuum excavation or “soft dig” is a non-mechanical and less invasive method of excavation. A blast of air or water is first directed into the dig site to loosen soil and break up any large materials. It is categorized as air or hydro vacuum excavation depending on how the soil is broken down. An air vacuum hose is then used to remove the debris from the hole and transfer it to a specially designed tank. Stored spoil can be transported elsewhere or, if dry, re-used as fill. Hydro excavation prevents the re-use of wet material for refilling the hole.1

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Next GSOC Board Meeting, Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The next Gopher State One Call Board Meeting is Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the GSOC offices 1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120. The Open Session of the Board Meeting Starts at 9:00 am. If you plan to attend, please contact Barb Cederberg GSOC COO at 651-681-7303 or at Barbara.cederberg@gopherstateonecall.org.

Late Fall and Winter Hours begin Wednesday, Nov 1

20101021 115235 weatherForecastSnowGopher State One Call will be switching to Late Fall and Winter hours on Wednesday, Nov. 1st. Business hours will now be Monday through Friday from 7AM - 5PM. Only emergency tickets will be accepted outside of those hours, but you can always file a ticket online 24/7. 

Veterans Day closure - Friday Nov, 10th

GSOC VeteransDay

We will be taking calls for emergency locates only on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day, but remember, you can file a ticket online 24/7. 

2017 OCC Users' Group Meeting Recap

UG17 Logo Final

One Call Concepts, Inc. (OCC), notification service provider for Gopher State One Call (GSOC), initiated their annual Users’ Group (UG) Meeting in 1997. OCC’s goal was to provide the notification centers they served with insight into their plans for future growth and technology development. Customers value this opportunity to discuss upcoming endeavors with OCC’s Management and Systems teams and to collaborate with other 811 notification centers. The 2017 OCC Users’ Group Meeting was held at the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego, CA from September 19th- 21st. This year’s unique meeting marked OCC’s 20th annual UG Meeting and 35th year of operation.

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GSOC Event Calendar

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    11/29/2017 1:00 PM - 11/29/2017 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-39729739721

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    12/06/2017 1:00 PM - 12/06/2017 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-39729740724

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    12/13/2017 1:00 PM - 12/13/2017 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-39729741727

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    12/20/2017 1:00 PM - 12/20/2017 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-39729742730

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    12/27/2017 1:00 PM - 12/27/2017 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-39729743733

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