Thinking of Doing Some Spring Planting? Not Too Close to Boxes, Please

When power’s out, getting it back on safely and quickly for our customers is our top priority. So it can be a serious problem when our crew arrives, and finds a transformer surrounded by much-loved roses, or a tree or two, or even a fence that’s built too close.

If you have a ground-mounted electrical box, please don’t plant or build anything closer than ten feet in front of the box’s doors, or three feet from its sides – we need that amount of space to access it. We may even have to disturb vegetation so we can work safely on our equipment. We want to avoid that whenever possible, so, please give our electrical boxes space when planting this spring.