There are some special precautions you should take when working or playing outdoors where electricity is present.
If your power lines are underground, do not begin digging in the area without calling 811 and Black River Electric Cooperative at least three (3) days in advance. The underground lines will be located so you can dig safely.
There is nothing pretty about an underground transformer, but they are a very important component in the delivery of electric service to homes and businesses on our system. If you have one on your property, please keep your distance!
We understand the desire to landscape around them so they’re not noticeable, but the right-of-way clearance boundaries established and posted on the sticker on the transformer itself need to be respected and maintained for your safety and the safety of our crews.