April 5, 2021
CLARKSDALE - Blooming azaleas, budding trees and buzzing bees — from the looks of it, spring has arrived! As residents head outdoors to enjoy the scenery, they should also take measures to avoid hazards associated with yardwork, home renovations and other seasonal activities by following safety tips from Clarksdale Public Utilities.
“Communicating about safety is always a priority for CPU and can pay off by helping our customers prevent accidents and injuries,” said Curtis D. Boschert, CPU general manager. “By taking just a few moments to review these safety tips, our customers will be better prepared to identify and avoid potential hazards in their homes and yards this spring.”
When working outside, stay at least 10 feet from power lines. Even if you don’t come in contact with a power line, electricity can arc to nearby objects and people, causing serious and even fatal injuries.
Keeping vegetation away from power lines is a good strategy to prevent power outages, especially during the high-wind storm season. But customers are advised never to trim or climb trees near power lines and instead hire a licensed tree service.
Here are additional safety tips to follow when working outdoors this spring:
Customers may visit the website of Safe Electricity (https://safeelectricity.org), a public awareness program of the Energy Education Council, for more information about staying safe around power lines.
Clarksdale Public Utilities is a municipally owned utility serving approximately 6,500 homes and businesses in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Its mission is to safely provide sustainable electric, water and wastewater services in a reliable and courteous manner by well-trained team members, committed to top quality, efficient operations, competitive rates and the vitality of the community.
For more than 120 years, Clarksdale Public Utilities has supplied utility services that support our community’s growth, vibrance and quality of life. But we are more than a provider of reliable and affordable electric, water and wastewater services — we are your family, friends and neighbors. We are people who care. We are CPU.Contact us