Clearing Rights-of-Way Keeps Electricity Flowing
Little River Electric Cooperative’s ongoing vegetation management program keeps your electric service reliable.
Trimming trees and removing plant growth around power lines prevents blinks and temporary outages. A blink can cause havoc with your computer system and possibly cause the loss of valuable and expensive data.
If limbs that overhang our line are properly managed, you’re also less likely to have a prolonged outage when storms come to call. The major cause of a storm-related outage is when ice or wind break limbs that bring our lines crashing down.
But the most important reason to keep trees trimmed away from power lines is safety. No one wants a tree close enough to a power line that would allow a playful child to climb up and be in danger.
Our Bylaws give Little River permission to maintain a right-of-way of 15 feet on either side of co-op lines. As much as possible, we try to cooperate with landowners and homeowners in determining just how much trimming is necessary in the co-op’s right-of-way. However, if our line is there, your co-op has a legal right to trim it.
In addition to keeping our lines clear of vegetation, our rights-of-way give us a path to do maintenance or repair work. This access to co-op lines is crucial during outage restoration after a major storm.
Little River contracts with experienced companies to perform its right-of-way maintenance. Hiring contract crews saves the co-op money and that keeps rates down. These contract crews are highly skilled, properly equipped and under the supervision of Little River Electric Cooperative.
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Tree Planting Guide
Use the following guide to take the guesswork out of where to plant a tree:
Distance From Power Lines