Energy provided by electric utilities like BPUB has become an essential part of our everyday lives. Because of the convenience, we rely on the comfort it provides. It’s important to remember that the same power used to make life easier can be extremely dangerous.
Electricity is safe when proper precautions are taken by utility companies and their customers. Follow our simple recommendations for indoor and outdoor electrical safety listed below. You may also visit our BPUB Kids section for more electrical safety information.
Keep Away from Downed Power Lines
Stay away from downed power lines and anything they may be touching. If you are in a vehicle that comes into contact with a downed line, stay in the vehicle until help arrives. Report fallen lines immediately by calling 911.
It’s important to keep your home safe for your loved ones. BPUB offers you indoor and outdoor electrical safety tips to help keep you and your family safe. Visit our Safety Tips section for a complete list of suggestions.
We see those big green boxes in our yards, but we often aren’t sure how they may pose any danger to us or our children. Visit our Electric Pedestals section for more information on what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.
Meter Tampering is Hazardous
Tampering with an electric meter is both dangerous and illegal, and can cause danger to your family and BPUB linemen. If you think there is a problem with your meter, please call BPUB at (956) 983-6300. Visit our Meter Tampering section to learn more.
It's important to know the location of underground utility lines before you begin excavating. Avoid costly mistakes by calling the toll-free number, 811. 811 will work with your local utility to help locate existing underground service lines and mark them on the surface before you excavate. Visit the 811 website to learn more.