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Safety Around Utilities

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The City of Medicine Hat is committed to the safety of our customers, the environment and our employees

Use of electricity and gas are important parts of our daily lives and the dangers associated with these utilities must be respected.

Electricity always seeks the easiest path to ground (the earth). When the human body becomes that path, injury or death may occur. Awareness and appropriate action can prevent electrical injuries.

Additional information can be obtained through the following links:

Hazard Hamlet
Locally, the Electric Utility sub-department has been providing an in-school safety program since the early 1980’s called “Hazard Hamlet”, where students receive a classroom demonstration on electrical safety. Contact us to book your demonstration.

Electric Distribution
Phone: 403.529.8262

Visit the following link for a 20-minute video produced by the Canadian Electricity Association.

Quick Links
Use the links below to take you to the following sections for more information:

Natural Gas
Natural Gas is used to heat our homes by powering furnaces, fireplaces and water heaters. It also powers stoves, clothes dryers and barbeques. A pungent, rotten egg smell is your indication of a Natural Gas leak. Ensure you take the necessary steps to report a natural gas leak.

Use the link below to take you to the following section for more information: Disclaimer
The City of Medicine Hat provides the information found on these Public Safety pages for informational purposes only. The user or viewer of the information assumes all risk for the use of this site.