SDG&E Reminds Customers To Exercise Caution With Gas & Electricity
SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While providing reliable power for San Diego and Southern Orange County residents each and every day, San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) number one priority is the safety of the public. This unwavering focus on safety is crucial because the utility provides gas and electricity, powerful commodities that energize the community but also must be treated with caution and respect.
This emphasis on safety is especially important as the weather warms up this summer and customers are enjoying more time outdoors. Since customers may be working near electrical or gas infrastructure during this time, SDG&E is emphasizing several practical steps customers can take to be safe.
"Safety is SDG&E's number one priority and we urge all customers to treat gas and electrical infrastructure with caution and care," said David L. Geier, vice president of electric transmission and system engineering for SDG&E. "By following practical safety guidelines such as always assuming power lines are 'live' and staying well clear of them at all times, customers can take action to ensure their safety and security this summer. Additionally, customers should call 8-1-1 before they dig to receive free visual markings of underground gas and power lines in the area."
SDG&E offers the following electrical and gas safety tips for customers:
Lookout for Overhead Power Lines when Working Outdoors:
Keep Kites and Mylar Balloons Away from Power Lines:
Stay Clear of Downed or Broken Power Lines:
Stay Safe around Underground Gas Pipelines and Electric Lines:
By following these basic guidelines, customers can keep themselves, their families and community safe in a variety of circumstances. SDG&E is committed to working together with customers to put safety first in the community and will continue to steadfastly emphasize safety as it delivers reliable gas and electricity and keeps the lights on every day for local residents. For other safety tips, please visit sdge.com/safety or call SDG&E at 800-411-7343.
SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and 861,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility's area spans 4,100 square miles. SDG&E is committed to creating ways to help customers save energy and money every day. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. Connect with SDG&E's Customer Contact Center at 800-411-7343, on Twitter (@SDGE) and Facebook.
SOURCE San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
For further information: Hanan Eisenman, San Diego Gas & Electric, 877-866-2066, sdge.com, Twitter: @sdge