Electrical utility equipment is designed to protect you and bring power to your home. Knowing some things about electrical utility equipment
can keep you safe and worry-free. Here are some tips to keep you safe from contact with electric equipment in your yard or on the job.
Know where electrical utility equipment is located on your property.
Electric pedestals may be located in your yard and look like a forest green cabinet. This box keeps electrical components from coming into contact
Know what to do to avoid electric shock in your yard or on the job. Contact
BPUB immediately if you notice any electrical equipment that might have been tampered with, damaged or left open. Keep children and pets away from broken or
damaged electrical equimpent. Never touch any exposed wires.
Be careful when moving or working around electrical pedestals. Leave a 5-ft
clearance around electrical equipment. Make sure trees or shrubs are not planted too close to electric utility equipment. Doing so can save you
landscaping costs plus the cost of replacing public utility equipment and help you avoid fatal injuries.
BPUB says "Stay safe and informed. Know before you mow."
To report broken or damaged electrical utility equipment, call (956) 983-6300.
To learn more about public utility easements, call (956) 983-6210 or to email a question about public utility easements click