Cottage Safety

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Follow these tips to make sure your electrical system operates safely when you open your cottage:

When you arrive:

  • Look for damage to powerlines leading to your cottage. If you see downed or sagging lines, stay clear and contact your local utility immediately; 
  • Do the trees appear to be too close to the powerlines (within one metre)? Tell your utility. If you own the hydro poles and powerlines on your property, contact a professional to trim the trees; and
  • Is there is a transformer on a pole (it looks like a small garbage can)? The powerline that feeds this transformer is high voltage. Trim any branches so they are at least four meters away from the powerline.

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