City of Crooks, SD

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Work to pave the gravel section of East 4th Street plans to proceed in the afternoon of Wednesday, May 22 if weather conditions allow. On-street parking will be allowed for impacted residents on the south side of the paved portion of 4th St. The City of Crooks is an equal opportunity provider.
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Natural Gas Awareness


Did you know that unauthorized digging is one of the leading causes of natural gas leaks?

By law, you must call South Dakota One Call at least two working days before digging for any landscape or construction project on your property.  Keep in mind that lines have been hit digging fencepost holes, anchoring supports for decks and swing sets, planting trees, removing tree roots and driving landscape stakes into the ground.

Gas Odor

Natural Gas is a colorless, odorless non toxic substance.   We add an odorant to the gas to warn you in the event of a natural gas leak.  Because you may not be able to detect a natural gas leak only by smell, you should also be aware of other ways to spot a leak.

Tell-Tale signs of a leak:

  • Unusual blowing or hissing sound
  • Dirt or dust blowing from a hole
  • Bubbling ponds
  • Uncommon dead or discolored vegetation
  • Fire involving or in the vicinity of a pipeline

If you notice either one or multiple of these signs, please call the 24 Hour Gas Emergency number immediately (toll-free).

Pipeline Markers

Pipeline markers indicating the presence of an underground facility can be found at places where pipelines cross roads, highways or railways.  A marker contains important safety information including:

  • The name and phone number of the operator
  • The word CAUTION, WARNING or DANGER
  • The product being transported

Smell gas?

What do I do if I smell the distinctive skunk or rotten eggs odor of natural gas?

  • Leave the area immediately!
  • DO NOT light a match or use your phone,
  • DO NOY operate anything that might create spark or flame.
  • DO NOT turn equipment, machinery, or lights on or off.
  • Call the Crooks Municipal Gas emergency phone number
  • 1-888-214-7225 from a safe distance away.  Calls can be made 24/7 

Numbers to remember!

24 Hour Gas Emergency      
1-888-214-7225

Call before you dig…….
It’s the law!

In South Dakota    
DIAL 811

Outside South Dakota
DIAL 1-800-781-7474