Transformer Safety

CoServ uses pad-mounted transformers to step down high-voltage electricity on the distribution system before it enters homes. The green boxes are placed in the front yards or backyards in the neighborhoods that have underground electric lines.

Never sit or play near a transformer because they carry high-voltage electricity.

Our CoServ crews also need safe access to transformers for maintenance. Anything that obstructs access to a transformer creates a hazard for our crews and could delay power restoration during an outage.

Please note that removal of vegetation may be required to safely access certain equipment. Pad-mounted transformers should be clear of landscaping by at least 10 feet from the front (the side with the decals and lock) and 5 feet from the sides and back. This allows crews to safely service the equipment when needed.