Steer clear of power lines:
Ask your utility company to identify power lines in the area and familiarize
yourself with their location.
Store wheeled irrigation equipment at least 100 feet from power lines and
keep irrigation pipe at least 10 feet from power lines that carry up to 50,000
volts. (Higher voltages require larger clearances.)
When installing above-ground irrigation systems, keep pipes horizontal so
you don't lift them into lines by mistake.
Adjust spray to avoid shock hazards.
Sprinkler streams from an irrigation system should break into droplets as
opposed to flowing in a single unbroken stream. An unbroken stream of water
that contacts a power line can conduct electricity and cause a dangerous
Use irrigation pipe at least 10 feet from power lines that carry up to
50,000 volts, and store it at least 100 feet from power lines. Higher voltages
require greater clearances.
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