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NV Energy Offers 5 Tips for a Safe 4th

Jul 2, 2015

NV Energy encourages customers to celebrate safely this Independence Day holiday with the following five safety tips.                               

  1. Before diving into a pool or lake, remember that water and electricity do not mix. Be conscious of electrical hazards and keep all electric items at least 10 feet away from the water.

  2. Barbeque wisely. On average, 8,800 homes catch fire every year as a result of grilling, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Although it’s very hot outside, never use a grill indoors or leave it unattended. Also make sure that the grill is a safe distance from siding, decks and other flammable materials.

  3. In areas where fireworks are legal, be conscious of overhead power line locations before lighting them in order to avoid contact.

  4. If digging a fire pit or building a deck, call 811 at least 48 hours before the excavation. It’s a free service to ensure that you will not damage any utility lines.

  5. If Mylar balloons are part of your Independence Day celebration, keep them tethered. They can become tangled in power lines and cause outages. Before discarding, puncture the balloons so lingering helium doesn’t cause them to float if the garbage can is overturned.

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NV Energy, Inc. provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and nearly 40 million tourists annually.  NV Energy is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via


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