Please stay away from pad-mounted transformers, commonly referred to as “the big green box”. While safe, they are not meant for touching, climbing or playing. Pad-mounted transformers carry high voltages of electricity that serve many homes in our communities.
Keep areas surrounding the pad-mounted transformers clear so that utility workers can safely maintain transformers as needed.
Never dig near a pad-mounted transformer. They are surrounded by underground cables. Hitting the cable could result in electrical shock or disruption of service. Always dial 8-1-1 before you dig.
Report problems. If you notice anything amiss, like an unlocked transformer or one that has been damaged, please contact your local co-op immediately.
Courtesy of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).