Copper theft is on the rise nationwide, and we have been targeted on several occasions in the past year.
Copper theft is a dangerous crime. It can cause a power outage or fire, it increases the cost of your cooperative, and worst of all, it puts lives at risk.
The lives at risk are many – the thieves stealing the copper, a child or pet who wanders through a hole cut into a substation fence, or a lineworker coming into contact with ungrounded equipment.
Contact our 24-hour call center at (888) 465-5701 if you see suspicious activity, such as an unmarked vehicle around a substation, utility lines, or other field equipment. Your action could protect the reliability of your utility service and you may even save a life.