Welcome to the CVIC resource center. Here you’ll find educational information about contact voltage in your area, as well as links to critical resources and updates about what is being done to address the danger. We encourage you to use the tools here to learn more how you can help keep your streets safe.

Learn about Contact Voltage in your area and find out what is (or is not) being done to ensure public safety.

CVIC has identified key public utility regulators and government reps across the country. If you are confronted with an emergency, would like to report contact voltage, or would like voice your concerns, by clicking on your state you will find links to the key decision makers responsible for ensuring your safety. Please write, email or call your officials and let them know that you demand protection from contact voltage.


Safety Tips

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    Apply common sense. Use non-metal leashes and collars on pets and take particular care in the winter when water and salt increase conductivity.   read more »
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    Avoid possible dangers. Public places including streets and parks can harbor dangerous shocks. Most incidents involve human or pet contact with metal objects – avoid contact with m read more »
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    Know the dangers. Stray or contact voltage occurs when electric wires become corroded and electrify publicly accessible structures and surfaces. These surfaces are then extremely dang read more »
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    Understand the danger and learn the symptoms of contact voltage. If your pet exhibits signs of electrical shock, do not touch him directly or you could be electrocuted.  Use a non-c read more »
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    Be a proactive citizen. Report any and all incidents of shock to your local authorities including the police, city hall and your power company.  If you are aware of particular issue read more »