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Warning: Gardens, landscaping, decks, fences and buildings are a safety hazard if built too close to underground transformer boxes, power poles and other utility equipment:
1. Life-threatening contact with high-voltage equipment can occur when landscaping and structures are too close to electrical equipment.
2. Obstructions limit access for linemen working to keep the power on at your home or business. Co-op crews need access to utility equipment to perform routine maintenance and emergency repairs.
3. Decks, fences, dog kennels, structures and landscaping built too close to utility equipment could be damaged when crews and trucks need access to work on electrical equipment.
All structures and landscaping are required to be a safe distance from utilities. Damage to structures or landscaping built too close to electric utilities is the responsibility of the property owner.
For your safety, keep away from electrical equipment, and please prevent children from playing near utilities. Thank you!