SCE&G Set to Trim Trees


By Crysty Vaughan

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 Heights

Colonial Park

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.

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