Safety & Education

Safety is the cornerstone of Wright-Hennepin and is defined as one of six company values. The resources below contain information about safety in your communities.

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What can I plant near overhead power lines?

As a homeowner, you may be asking yourself what you can plant around power lines. Anything that reaches a max height of 15 feet is considered safe.

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Can I plant around the green box in my yard?

You may have a green metal box near or in front of your home. These are called padmounted transformers and are a key part of the electrical system that delivers power to your home.

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Safe Digging — Call 811

From planting shrubs to building a fence, many outdoor projects require digging. Before the shoveling begins, make sure to call 811 before you dig. It could prevent serious injury or even save your life.