Some farms have overhead power lines crossing their property. You don't have to touch a power line to be electrocuted. Even coming close to power lines with farm equipment, ladders, tree limbs, your boday and even hay under certain conditions, can cause the electricity to jump between the wire and material that conducts electricity.

 Call Before You Dig
Electrical and other dangerous hazards are lurking everywhere underground. Never assume you know the location or depth of a cable, wire or pipe. Be smart, be safe and contact Ontario One Call to request a FREE underground electrical locate on your property. 
 Stray Voltage
If you own/operate a livestock operation within our service area, then we would like to make you aware of the potential impacts of Stray Voltage.

Varying amounts of low-level voltage often exists between the earth and electrically-grounded farm equipment, such as metal stabling, feeders, or milk pipelines. The voltage that causes this small current is known as "animal contact voltage", "stray voltage" or "tingle voltage". Usually, these voltage levels present no harm, however, at high enough levels, these stray voltage may impact the health and behaviour of livestock.

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has published an informative guide for farmer's outlining how you can identify and mitigate stray voltage at your property. 

If you think you have a stray voltage problem affecting your livestock, or if you have any questions or concerns about the electrical service on your property, please submit a Farm Stray Voltage Reporting form, or contact our Customer Care Team.

* Please note that this form will be received during regular office hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, statutory holidays not included.