Electricity is part of our everyday lives. It is used daily to help run our fast-paced world. Like any power source, however, it can be dangerous. Learn more about how to be safe around electricity below.
The workplace is a hotbed for electricity interaction. Learn more about how you can protect yourself from a shock.
Liberty Utilities is a member of the Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators. This group includes responders such as the U.S. Forest Service, the federal Bureau of Land Management, and the Nevada Division of Forestry, and meets six times a year to prepare for possible disasters — like wildfires — in its service territory, including the Lake Tahoe region.
Powerlines, substations, and transformers all contain “live” parts that can be dangerous to contact. Whether uninsulated overhead powerlines or underground powerlines, it’s important to exercise caution around any electrical system.
Purchasing an electric generator as a standby system can help prepare for the possibility of a power outage. However, generators may pose a serious safety hazard if not used and installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to follow all safety guidelines when using a generator.
Need to dig? Call 811.
It’s the law. Utility and communication services can be within a few feet of the ground’s surface. Even a small dent or a scrape can cause damage, resulting in a leak or service-wide disruptions.
Most electrical fires can be traced to overheated circuits and overloaded equipment. When abused, insulation may melt or burn, exposing live wires. Learn what to do in the event of a fire and how to avoid having one.
Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are part of our everyday lives and are present around such things as appliances, electronics, power lines, and electric wiring.
Providing safe and reliable service to all our customers is a top priority for Liberty Utilities, and we want you to be aware of substances deemed potentially harmful by the State of California that may be used in our electrical operations.