Be Safe Outside
Electricity is one of those things we all take for granted…until there’s a power outage. Because it’s invisible to us we often forget about its power. Here are some tips to keep your family safe.
- NEVER touch any power line, even if you think it’s safe. Please report downed power lines immediately to us at 360-992-8000 or 360-992-3000.
- Look up! Be careful not to touch overhead power lines with ladders, long-handled equipment, television antennas or other items.
- Landscape carefully around electrical equipment. We have information about trees you can plant safely under power lines and types of landscaping that works best around electrical equipment in your yard.
- Take care when climbing in trees. Always look for power lines before climbing. Once in the tree it may be difficult to spot lines as they tend to blend in with the colors of the tree. If there are power lines running through the trees, call us or and request that we trim the tree away from the lines.
- Utility poles aren’t bulletin boards. Please don’t attach signs, antennas, clotheslines or any other items to utility poles. They create a hazard for workers who must climb the pole, reduce the life of the pole, don’t look good and are a violation of state law.
- Be careful around substations. The high-voltage equipment in our power substations is very dangerous. Please advise your children and other family members of this danger.
If you get your kite tangled in our lines or accidentally throw a ball or something else into a substation, please call us at 360-992-3000 and we will retrieve it for you.