Power supply and your responsibilities
The property owner is responsible for the power lines up to the point of supply. Generally this is the point on the boundary of a property where the electricity supply enters. But in some areas, especially rural areas, this point of entry might not be clear. If you are not sure which portion of the power lines is your responsibility then it is recommended you Nelson Electricity to discuss. NEL may also be able to assist you in determining the condition of your power line.
Checking power lines and poles
Property owners should carry out periodic checks to ensure that the lines and the poles supporting the lines, are in good order. This includes checking that the lines are not in contact with trees or tree branches. If the power line is an underground cable a record should be kept of the location.
Keeping your power lines in a safe condition will help ensure you, your family and friends avoid a serious accident or death.
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