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May
2022
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Be Safe Around Pad-Mounted Transformers

The green pad-mounted transformer box safely delivers electricity to homes in neighborhoods with underground electric service. These pad-mounted transformers reduce high-voltage electricity before going to homes. While pad-mounted transformers are typically safely protected, you should take precautions:

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Don’t let children touch, climb or play on pad-mounted transformers. 

If the box is damaged or opened, never stick anything through the cracks into the box.

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Keep areas surrounding the pad-mounted transformer clear so crews can access it.  

Keep shrubs and other items at least 10 feet away from the transformer’s doors and four feet away from the sides.

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Contact Georgia 811 before digging near a transformer. 

Underground power lines can extend in any direction from it and should be avoided or will result in serious injury.

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Report problems if you notice a transformer that’s unlocked or in need of repair. 

Call Jackson EMC at 1-800-462-3691.