Electrical Safety

Lawrenceburg Utility Systems provides electricity to Lawrence County, TN. Our goal is to provide SAFE electrical service. The health and safety of customers and employees is our highest priority. We also believe strongly that safety is everyone's responsibility. LUS employees will not perform any work in areas considered to be unsafe. They will also not install or connect any electrical services that are, in the opinion of our employees, unsafe or not in compliance with utility requirements, governing codes and regulations. We put safety first.

Call Before You Dig

Call 811 Before You Dig

Before you dig, calling 811 is the most important step! Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? For every project, every time, call 811. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines, which can lead to service disruptions, serious injuries and costly repairs. Call 811 at least a few days before you start any digging project. Visit call811.com for more information.

Downed or Low Power Lines

Downed or Low Power Lines

At LUS we believe in Safety First. The safety of our customers and the public is important to us. We rely on you to tell us about unsafe conditions such as downed power lines. Power lines can be brought down by equipment failures, lightning storms, high winds, fallen trees, or by damage such as vehicle accidents. NEVER touch, move, or go near any kind of downed or low hanging line - even if it looks harmless.

If you see a downed or low wire call LUS immediately at (931) 762-7161. Stay away from downed or low wires and use extreme caution since there is no way to know if a wire is an energized electric line or something else like a telephone or cable television line. You don't have to touch a downed power line to be seriously injured. You can be shocked just by going too close to a downed line because the earth in the area around the fallen line becomes energized. Always warn others to STAY AWAY from downed lines.

Lines on Vehicles

Lines on Vehicles

Should a fallen line come into contact with a vehicle, the vehicle itself may become energized. In many cases the safest thing to do is stay in the vehicle until help arrives. Keep others away from the vehicle. Any person attempting to touch or leave the vehicle could be electrocuted. If possible, stay in the vehicle until LUS has made the line safe. If it is not safe to remain in the vehicle because of fire or other danger, do not step away from the vehicle. Jump as far away as possible, keeping both feet together. NEVER touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time. Hop or shuffle your feet in very small steps to move to safety. Remember, be safe!

If you are ever unsure about a line call LUS at (931) 762-7161.


Understanding how electricity works can be challenging, but understanding how to stay safe around this powerful energy just became easier with the launch of the re-designed Safe Electricity website at https://www.SafeElectricity.org

Live Line Safety Trailer

LUS would be glad to preform a live line demonstration for students or for other groups wanting a better understanding of high voltage electricity. Our Safety Team will bring the LUS safety trailer to you for no cost. This is a service we provide to our community to make you more aware of the dangers of electricity.