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EFL: Avoid Digging Near Underground Cable

EFL: Avoid Digging Near Underground Cable
One way to identify areas with underground reticulation is where there are green pillar boxes
August 26
12:14 2018

The Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) owns and operates over 900km of underground power cables.

These underground power lines are generally buried in the road reserves, under footpaths, along grass verges and across the roads.

Underground cables can also be identified in areas where there is power supply and no overhead power lines.

One way to identify areas with underground reticulation is where there are green pillar boxes (pictured) instead of overhead power lines to the houses and buildings.

Some industrial and commercial customers also have underground power cables on their properties running from the road-side to their transformers.

Please take precautionary steps in the event you choose to undertake civil works/digging where there could be underground power cables.

EFL requests members of the public to verify the presence of EFL underground assets BEFORE carrying out any excavation works.

Failure to do this could lead to major accidents leading to injuries or even fatalities. Damages to underground power lines also lead to major power disruptions.

A “Permit to Dig” is required for any excavation in the vicinity of EFL power cables. To obtain a “Permit to Dig”, or to verify the presence of EFL underground assets please contact EFL on 132333.

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