Reliability means clear access.
We need clear access to utility equipment.
We work hard to provide our members with safe and reliable energy. To help maintain this level of service, we ask that you keep in mind a few landscaping tips.
- Leave clearance for our employees to work on utility equipment.
- Trim shrubs and bushes planted near utility equipment.
- Keep utility equipment free from obstructions.
Check on Restrictions
The first call before planting anything near utility equipment should be to the utility company. Contact us for the clearance needed for your equipment.
The key is allowing room for our employees to safely access the equipment. As a rule, leave at least three feet of clearance in front of utility equipment, and at least 1 foot of clearance around the sides. Even if we do not regularly access your equipment, it should be visible and accessible for our employees.
Pets, Fences, and Gates
If you have a guard dog for security, please contact us, and we will make sure that our employees know. We may ask that you confine animals while we are working on your equipment. If the equipment is located behind a fence or locked gate, please contact us to arrange access.
Equipment Clearance Needed
Clearance Needed for Normal Operations
|Meters||3 feet on all sides|
|Riser||3 feet on all sides|
|Padmount equipment||10 feet on all sides|
Who Owns What
We are responsible when equipment owned by the cooperative becomes damaged or does not work. The member is responsible for repairs when member-owned equipment becomes damaged or does not work.
What you own
|Natural Gas Service Line|
|Propane Service Line|
|Electric Service Point|
|Electric Service Mast|
|Electric Service Mast Guy|
|Meter Socket and Jaws|
|Electric Service Panel|
|Electric Meter Socket|
What we own
|Natural Gas or Propane Meter|
|Main Gas Pipeline|
|Power Distribution Lines|
|Electric Service Line|