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EL&P contractor to begin tree trimming near City power lines

November 10, 2016 9:21 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer’s contractor will begin work next week to trim trees encroaching onto City owned power lines. The City has awarded the contract to ArborCare Tree Service Ltd. for work on behalf of the Electric Light & Power (EL&P) department.

The work starting on Tuesday, November 15 includes the trimming of City owned trees as well as customer owned trees to maintain clearance distances from both high voltage and secondary voltage power lines as set out in the Alberta Electrical Utility Code.

Work is expected to be complete in approximately 2-3 months. The City ensures tree limbs are trimmed away from power lines in order to maintain public safety and reliability of electrical service in Red Deer.

Property owners are responsible for keeping trees trimmed back from low voltage service wires to their residence. The EL&P contractor will not be responsible for these lines.

For their safety, residents are asked to stay clear of personnel and equipment. Crews thank members of the public for their patience and cooperation.

For any questions or concerns involving trees and powerlines, contact EL&P at 403-342-8274.

For more information, please contact:

Wes Albers
EL&P General Foreman
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer


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