Underground Service Equipment
Newer developments typically have underground electric service coming from a green transformer box. Members may think this box is unattractive and will want to put up a fence or plant bushes in front of the box to disguise it. Please follow the safety rules below before installing a fence or planting bushes near an underground transformer box.
- Do not place a fence or bushes within 3 feet of the rear sides of the transformer
- Keep fences and plants at least 10 feet away from the front of the transformer where the lock is located.
Fences and plants too close to underground transformer boxes are a safety hazard to SECO employees and create longer restoration times. SECO employees and contractors regularly inspect facilities and will leave a door hanger or contact you by phone if you have landscaping that impedes access. You will be asked to remove the obstructing landscaping.