Community Safety


We want to keep our community safe. If you see an electrical emergency, call E.L.K. Energy right away at

Staying Safe Around Electrical Equipment

Pad-Mounted Transformers
Do not allow children to play on or near transformers.

Allow 10 feet of clear space in front of transformers.

If our service workers need to work on the transformer, they require about 10 feet of clear space in front of the transformer to work safely.


Staying Safe Around Worksites


What to do When Approaching a Construction Site

Be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions.
Make eye contact, whenever possible, with people operating equipment.
Follow all safety signage, even if workers are not present.
Walk on the sidewalk or designated walkway.

What Not to Do When Approaching a Construction Site

Don't enter a construction site.
Don't run or play in construction areas.
Don't lean, stand, or climb on equipment, fences, or any other construction materials.
Don't approach hazardous areas marked by fences or safety cones.
Don't distract workers who are operating equipment.

Lightning Storms: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!


If you can hear thunder, you can get hit by lightning! Take shelter immediately. If you cannot find a sturdy, fully enclosed building with wiring and plumbing, get into a metal-roofed vehicle and remain sheltered until 30 minutes after the last thunder.

More people are struck by lightning before a storm arrives or after it departs than during the storm itself.

Do not handle electrical equipment, telephones or plumbing during a thunder storm. These are all electrical conductors. Using a computer or wired video game system, taking a bath or touching a metal window frame all put you at risk of being struck by lightning. Use battery operated appliances only.

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