Take note of these five balloon safety tips to help prevent power outages:
• Keep balloons indoors and away from overhead power lines. Even non-metallic balloons can become entangled in lines and cause an outage.
• Always attach a weight to balloons and keep them tethered at all times.
• Never play with balloons, kites or drones around overhead power lines.
• Always deflate balloons and dispose of them properly.
• Always assume power lines are energized. Keep yourself, your equipment and all other items at least 10 feet away from power lines.
If you see a downed power line or potentially dangerous power line activity, stay at least 100 feet away and report an outage to APS at aps.com/outagecenter
serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is the Southwest’s foremost producer of clean, safe and reliable electricity. Using a balanced energy mix that is 50 percent carbon-free, APS has one of the country’s cleanest energy portfolios, including both Palo Verde Generating Station and renewable energy. The company is also a proven leader in introducing technology and services that offer customers choice and control over their energy consumption. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp
. (NYSE: PNW).