Substations are part of the electrical distribution system that delivers electricity to our customers. Fences around the stations protect the public from the high voltage equipment inside.The signs at our fenced-in electrical facilities warn the public of danger and to stay out.
The high voltage electricity inside a substation makes it a dangerous place for people, who are not authorized to be inside the fence and don’t have the right training or protective gear.
Occasionally, items like soccer balls are accidentally kicked inside the substation fence. If this happens do not attempt to climb the fence to retrieve your ball. Contact Lakeland Power at 1-888-282-7711 and we will be happy to retrieve the ball for you.
On occasion, vandals purposely open gates or cut holes in the fence, creating a significant safety risk for themselves and the public.
If you see suspicious activity around a substation, contact the local police. If you notice a substation fence that has been vandalized, stay clear and call Lakeland Power immediately at 1-888-282-7711 to report the hazard.