Please be careful out on the water. Recent electrocutions have raised awareness that water and electricity are a deadly combination. Anyone swimming around or near who feels a tingling or sensation that could be associated with an electrical shock should immediately swim the opposite direction and call for help. The electricity to any docks in the area should be immediately shut down. Docks with exposed wires, not Ground Fault Interruptors and improper ground should be reported immediately to Ameren Missouri, the local fire district or code enforcement officer, depending on where they are located.
All docks, including ones that were built since 2006, need to be checked on an ongoing basis for damage. Changes in water level, constant wake action and varying temperatures from extreme heat to extreme cold can cause damage to the dock and the electrical system, grounds and bonding.