PUC Weekly Activity Update

PUC Building

PUC wishes to advise the public of the following activities for the week of April 27th, 2015. This notice is organized into three sections; Electrical Line Clearing (Tree Trimming), Water Infrastructure Renewal and Water Operations Activities.


Each year, PUC Forestry Technicians inspect Sault Ste. Marie’s electrical distribution system. During this process, trees near power lines are trimmed and/or removed as needed to reduce the risk of contact with high voltage electrical wires. The purpose of this work is to ensure public safety while at the same time improving the reliability of our city’s electrical system by reducing the number of unplanned power interruptions. Completing this inspection and trimming program for the entire city takes approximately three years.

For the period of April 27th – May 1st 2015, crews will be inspecting and clearing lines in the Maki Road and Red Rock Road areas. Work will commence at Aubin Road and move down to Lake Shore Drive. Backyard tree trimming will continue along the following roadways; Boundary Road (South of Chambers), Ashgrove Avenue, Adrian Drive, Barber Boulevard, Val Street and Varsity Street. Backyard trimming will only occur in yards where homeowners have received a “Line Clearing Notice” on their door, or in the mail.


PUC water customers are advised that all Infrastructure Renewal Projects have been completed for the season.


Operational activities for the week are:

·         606 Connaught Avenue

o   A developer is installing a commercial water service for a townhouse development. During this process, PUC will oversee the testing and commissioning of this new service.

There is a chance customers in the areas impacted by Operational Activities could experience discoloured water. This is because any time there is a major change in the rate or direction of flow of water in the distribution system, sediment in the watermains can be disturbed and carried along with the water. Customers are reminded that should they experience discoloured water or any unusual change in water quality, to contact PUC Customer Service.

The PUC would like to remind all customers that work scheduled for next week is tentative and subject to change due to weather or resource constraints.