Overhead Power Line Safety
If you plan on doing any activity that involves moving people or machinery within 10 feet of an overhead power line, you must notify White River Valley Electric Cooperative (WRVEC).
Overhead power lines are not insulated and can carry more than 500,000 volts of electricity. Any contact with the line could result in serious injury or fatality. Missouri law requires you to notify your electric cooperative if you plan on working within ten feet of the power lines. In accordance with this, all line location practices and personnel are on file with the Recorder of Deeds in each individual county. For a list of utilities with underground facilities in your area, contact your County Recorder’s Office. Review notification procedures in the Missouri One Call document.
WRVEC uses the “Look Up and Live” theme to educate school students about potential safety hazards in their own backyard, or at any of the parks within the community. These programs are designed to teach basic electricity safety. They also teach how electricity is generated and transmitted to homes and schools.
To view the Missouri One Call document you will need Adobe Reader. If you do not have it, you can download it here.
To contact WRVEC for more information, click here or call 1-800-879-4056.