All electric line routes, whether overhead or underground, have an implied or well defined "Clear Zone" or easement area that is legally protected from specific activities that may hamper safe operations and maintenance of, or assess to, electric lines.
If work is to be performed within 10 feet of high voltage overhead lines, you MUST contact Continental Divide Electric at (505) 285-6656 to arrange for safety provisions. This law applies to any person or business contracted to do work or perform any activity which may bring an individual or piece of equipment within 10 feet of high voltage overhead lines. Violations of this rule may result in state sanctioned fines.
Anyone requiring excavation must have all underground facilities located and inform the excavation contractor of all existing underground facilities. This law applies to any person or business contracted to do work or perform any activity which may require excavation. Two (2) business days advance-notice is required before excavation work is performed. Call 1-800-321-ALERT.
Theft of electricity is a violation of state law and someone found tampering with an electric meter will be prosecuted and will face a fine of up to $200.