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Consider Utility Lines, Equipment When Planting

Late summer and early fall can be a good time to plant shrubs and trees which is why Lake Mills Light & Water reminds customers to take care around utility equipment and to plan ahead before digging.

Many homes have a metal box a pad-mounted transformer or pedestal on the property. These boxes contain high-voltage utility equipment that utility crews must be able to access immediately in the event of equipment failure or a power outage, and ventilation must be maintained for safety and equipment longevity.

To be safe, caution children not to play on or around equipment, which could be hot or have sharp edges.