PUC This week

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PUC wishes to advise the public of the following activities for the week of February 8th, 2016. This notice is organized into two sections; Electrical Line Clearing (Tree Trimming) and Water Operations Activities.

ELECTRICAL LINE CLEARING PROGRAM (TREE TRIMMING)
Each year, PUC Forestry Technicians inspect Sault Ste. Marie’s electrical distribution system. During this process, trees near power lines are trimmed or removed as needed by our line-clearing contractor Asplundh Canada 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 February 8th – February 12th, 2016 street tree trimming will occur in the area general bounded by; Second Line East to St. Georges Ave and Wellington Street West to Great Northern Road. Customers are reminded that if they have a dead tree, or notice one near overhead electrical lines, to please contact PUC Customer Care at 705-759-6522.

WATER OPERATIONS ACTIVITIES
Operational activities for the week are:
· 400 block of Trunk Road
o A developer is installing a commercial water service. 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 may experience a change in water quality. This is because anytime there is a significant shift 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 asked to contact PUC Customer Care should they experience discoloured water or any unusual change in water quality.