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Steer clear of power lines:
Adjust spray to avoid shock hazards.
- 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 a safe distance from power lines.
- When installing above-ground irrigation systems, keep pipes horizontal so you don't lift them into lines by mistake.
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 shock.