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Utility Clearance


Roseville Electric has earned one of the highest reliability ratings in the nation.We've accomplished that by keeping every part of our system in peak working condition. We respond immediately to power outages and other system emergencies.

Whether your neighborhood gets power through overhead or underground lines, our line crews need to be able to reach areas quickly and safely in the event of an outage or for routine maintenance. Keeping clear access to utility electric equipment gives line crews the room to perform inspections and repairs and keeps everyone safe.

Overhead lines - keep branches clear of lines

If you live in a neighborhood with overhead power lines, keep an eye on tree branches that come too close to the power lines. If you see a branch that is growing close, please call 79-POWER. We'll dispatch a tree trimming crew to take care of the problem. Please DON'T try to trim the branch yourself! This is a free service from Roseville Electric.

Underground lines - Remember the 8-foot rule

Neighborhoods built during the past few years receive electric service through underground power lines. Roseville Electric line crews gain access to these lines through the green utility enclosures found near the street. To ensure easy access, Roseville Municipal Code requires a clearance of eight feet in front of the utility enclosure door and three feet from all other sides.

Avoid common mistakes

Although it is tempting to landscape around ground mounted utility equipment, please remember the State of California requires our line crews to inspect the utility equipment at least once every year. And, if there's an emergency or outage, line crews need immediate access.

Planting for safety

Our goal is to make it easy for you to maintain clearances around power lines ground equipment. Please call if you have questions about landscaping near utility facilities. Our staff is available to talk with you or come to your home to help you decide how to plant trees for the greatest safety and energy savings.


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