Lake Saint Louis Reminds Residents About Dock Wiring Safety
Faulty wiring has caused three electrocution deaths at Lake of the Ozarks this summer.
(The following press release was issued by the City of Lake Saint Louis.)
In light of several tragic accidents that have been reported in the news lately, the Lake Saint Louis Community Development Department and the Lake Saint Louis Community Association want to remind all property owners of the City Ordinances that pertain to electrical wiring.
These Ordinances require property owners who wish to update, improve or install electrical wiring anywhere on their property, including their docks and appurtenant structures, to have the work done by a licensed electrician and for the electrician to obtain a permit from the City prior to the work’s commencement, and City inspections as the work progresses.
Nearly every aspect of a built environment represents a potential hazard to its users in one way or another. Although no code or Building Department can eliminate every risk, the process of permit issuance and inspection helps ensure that new or upgraded wiring is performed in accordance with the requirements of the electrical code and that the finished product offers a reasonable level of safety for those using it, thereby reducing the number and severity of those risks.
City Ordinances requiring permits and inspections are in place to help ensure the safety and welfare of residents and visitors to the City of Lake Saint Louis; docks and appurtenant structures on the LSLCA lakes are certainly no exception. Through a cooperative effort with the LSLCA and through its process of issuing permits and conducting inspections, the City of Lake Saint Louis Building Department is striving to keep your community a safe and pleasant place to live, work and play.