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At Power and Water safety is an absolute essential. There are some things only you can do. Help keep yourself, your family and your property safe.

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Always assume downed powerlines are live and lethal. Your safety is our priority. Call triple zero – 000.

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If you get tingles or shocks from a tap or appliance, stay safe. Call 1800 245 090 anytime, day or night.

Generators belong outside where toxic fumes can disperse. Make sure a licensed electrician installs an isolating switch if plugging-in a generator at home.

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Power fluctuations can damage expensive electrical equipment. Shield it with surge protectors or unplug it from the wall.

Solar panels could still be live when power is out, stay safe. Call a professional to check them out.

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Water damage can lead to electrocution. Worried you have wet appliances? Stay away. Call a licensed electrician.

Falling branches damage powerlines causing power interruptions. Trim your trees, but if they’re near powerlines, call 1800 245 090 for advice.

Sewer access covers, if damaged, can be a hazard to people and vehicles so please report them. Sewers contain toxic gases and should only be accessed by trained staff.

Floodwaters conceal hidden dangers. Never swim in floodwaters and stay away from dangerous surging storm water drains.

Keep your Overflow Relief Gully (ORG) clean and clear. It’s better for sewage to overflow in your garden – not in your home.

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Stay clear of dams and wastewater treatment ponds as the water attracts dangerous animals.

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The sewerage system is for…sewage. Don’t let storm water flood the sewers and cause sewage backflows. Check downpipes are not draining into the ORG or sewer.

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Have a list of important numbers handy: 

Power and Water emergencies and faults: 1800 245 090 

Police, Fire or Ambulance emergencies: 000

Floods, storms and cyclones emergencies: 132 500

If the power goes out, wait 15 minutes before calling us on 1800 245 090. Chances are we’re already on it.

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