As many transformers are located in residential areas, they may be part of the landscaping or areas we mow, making them susceptible to contact with mowers or tractors.
Allow at least 10 feet of clear space in front of transformers. The front is where the transformer’s door opens; the door is padlocked. The clearance space in front of the transformers is to allow utility workers access to the inside of the transformer.
At least 3 feet of space on sides and behind the transformers are necessary to prevent them from overheating and causing a service interruption. Like all types of transformers, they need plenty of air circulation around them.
Immediately report any damage to or oil leakage from a pad-mounted transformer to your utility company.