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Make your home a safer place for you and your family by following these tips. 

Safety inside your home

Keep yourself and your family safe outside, whether you're working or playing, with these safety tips.

Safety in the yard, the pool and outside

Inside Your Home

 

Here are some important guidelines to keep your family safe.

Kitchen and bathroom

  • Keep items away from the bathtub, sink and toilet.
  • Anything that plugs into an electrical outlet should be kept away from a water source. Water conducts electricity and can cause electrocution.
  • Make sure outlets in the bathroom and kitchen are updated with ground fault circuit interrupters, which turn off electricity if appliances fall into water.

In the Yard, the Pool and Outside

 

​Keep work and play safe with these simple guidelines.

Playing safely

Pools and hot tubs

  • Never leave your child unattended in or near a swimming pool, hot tub or spa.

  • Make sure pools/tubs have effective barriers (like a fence or gate) to help guard against unauthorized access. This is also a legal requirement in many areas; check with your city or homeowner's association for more information.

  • Don't allow barriers, such as fences or walls, to give you a false sense of security regarding your child's safety; there's no substitute for adult supervision.

  • Fence gates should have self-closing, self-latching mechanisms. Latches need to be out of reach of young children.

  • Lock all doors and windows leading to the pool areas.

  • Keep toys, tricycles and other children's play things away from the pool or spa.

  • Mount life-saving devices near the pool.

  • Keep tables, chairs and ladders away from pool fences and gates.

  • Check placement of doggie doors to ensure there's no direct access to the pool area.

  • Post clear CPR instructions and your local emergency number in a visible place near the pool in case of an emergency. Installing a phone in the pool area or keeping a cordless phone nearby is also a good idea.

  • Learn CPR. Check with your local Red Cross for available classes.

​General work safety

  • Learn where the utility lines are and keep your equipment outside the limits of approach.
  • Before you dig, call 811 to mark any underground utilities in the area and practice safe digging in these areas.

  • Make sure you have a backflow device on your outdoor hose tap to prevent contaminants from getting back into your home water supply.

Digging

Call 811 before you dig

​From time to time, we get questions about what customers need to know before starting any project that involves digging, which may impact underground utilities, such as water or wastewater lines.

The answer is simple: Call 811.

Arizona's Excavation laws, sometimes known as "Blue Stake" laws, require anyone who plans to dig to notify Arizona 811 at least two full working days in advance to have all underground utilities located and marked.

The process is simple. Customers can call 811 or visit 811az.com and file a ticket in advance of their project. Within two days, a professional locator will be sent to the dig site to mark underground lines with paint or flags.

Knowing where underground utilities are before tackling a project is the simplest way to avoid serious injuries or costly damages to utilities that are buried underground, such as water, gas or electricity lines.

Customer safety is a top priority for us. It's important to remember that it only takes a few minutes to be in compliance with the law, and most importantly, to ensure your safety.

​Digging

Call 811 before you dig

From time to time, we get questions about what customers need to know before starting any project that involves digging, which may impact underground utilities, such as water or wastewater lines.

The answer is simple: Call 811.

New Mexico's Excavation laws, sometimes known as "Blue Stake" laws, require anyone who plans to dig to notify New Mexico 811 at least two full working days in advance to have all underground utilities located and marked.

The process is simple. Customers can call 811 or visit nm811.org and file a ticket in advance of their project. Within two days, a professional locator will be sent to the dig site to mark underground lines with paint or flags.

Knowing where underground utilities are before tackling a project is the simplest way to avoid serious injuries or costly damages to utilities that are buried underground, such as water, gas or electricity lines.

Customer safety is a top priority for us. It's important to remember that it only takes a few minutes to be in compliance with the law, and most importantly, to ensure your safety.