SOUTHWEST TEXAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
Your Electric Meter and Meter Readings
SWTEC manually reads each meter on its system on a rotating basis. The cooperative personnel record the reading and check for any signs of tampering, including broken meter seals, locking devices or any hazards. Hazards include (but are not limited to) T.V. antennas, satellite dishes or a member installed security light. None of these items are allowed on SWTEC poles. The reason for this restriction is the possibility of electrical contact by a member or the hazard being an obstruction should an SWTEC employee need to climb the pole. Hazards may include any improper wiring that does not meet the requirements of the cooperative’s service standards, the National Electric Code, the National Electric Safety Code, and any other local, county and state codes that may apply, a meter that has been enclosed and is inaccessible to SWTEC employees, and right-of-way violations such as buildings or pools under an SWTEC line.
PLEASE REMEMBER: If it is necessary to remove your meter, please contact your local cooperative office and arrangements will be made to assist you. Unauthorized meter removal or meter tampering is unlawful and it is hazardous, possibly resulting in severe injury or death to anyone attempting to by-pass or alter the cooperative’s equipment
Southwest Texas Electric CooperativeOutages: 325-853-2546 Office: 325-853-2544
101 East Gillis, P.O. Box 677
Eldorado, Texas 76936
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