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Powerlines delivering electricity from your main switchboard and meter to your home or other buildings are private powerlines. This includes the pole where Horizon Power’s overhead service cable is attached and/or the pole where switchboard/meter box is located. If you are unsure about whether you are responsible for the powerlines or poles on your property, please contact your local Horizon Power office.
Keep trees and branches clear of powerlines. This will help prevent power interruptions and reduce the possibility of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
It is important that you inspect your private powerlines and poles (including stay-wires, fittings and all other components) at least once a year for any visible signs of deterioration. Never climb a pole, approach the wires, attempt any electrical repairs yourself or cut any vegetation near an energised powerline. Contact with live wires can kill.