Why is a Meter Seal Important? 

At times, members of the Cooperative will need to make changes to their electrical service including repairs or upgrades. 
Only Barron Electric Cooperative employees are permitted to cut Barron Electric’s meter seals or pull any electric meter to perform these repairs or upgrades.

The following are two of the most important reasons to emphasize the importance of meter seals:

  1. It is done to secure the integrity of the meter and to get an accurate recording of kilowatt hours being consumed.
  2. Attempt to keep unauthorized/untrained individuals out of what is and can become a very dangerous situation.

These dangers are not only from electrical shock or electrocution, but also from injuries caused from arcs and the subsequent flash that happens when a short occurs. Barron Electric employees are permitted to work on energized meter sockets only after they have received proper training and are wearing approved fire-resistant clothing and other personal protective equipment.

For the sake of public safety and to remain consistent with the Cooperative policies that guide our decisions, a tampering fee which includes all costs associated with the tampering incident will be added to a member’s electric bill if a meter seal is cut and/or a meter is pulled by anyone other than an authorized employee. 

If an electrical service needs to be disconnected for repairs or upgrades, please call 1-800-322-1008 to schedule a disconnect/reconnect appointment. There is no charge  to our members for disconnect/reconnect appointments and these can generally be made with as little notice as three business days.  

Safety for our members, employees, and community is of the utmost importance to us. 

Meter Technician