Thursday, July 24, 2014
SCE&G Set to Trim Trees
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)--SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines in the following neighborhoods for the next two weeks:
Celia Saxon Neighborhood
Booker Washington Heights Neighborhood
Colonial West Neighborhood Association
Lincoln Park Community
The trimming will be completed by SCE&G contractors and work will be closely monitored on a daily basis by the City’s 4 Certified Arborists from the Forestry and Beautification Division.
The purpose of the trimming activities is to increase safety and reliability of the electric service. SCE&G reports an 89% improvement in reliability in vegetation related outages in areas where trimming is completed compared to a year ago. The trimming guidelines include removing vegetation within 8-12 feet below and beside the power lines and up to 20 feet above the power lines.
Wind: 16 MPH
Humidity: 39 %