Service Reliability Project Scheduled for Dayton
DAYTON, September 4, 2014 - From early September through mid-November, Entergy Texas, Inc. customers in Dayton can expect to see contract workers removing vegetation that could cause problems for their electric service.
Work is scheduled to begin Sept. 8 along a nearly 32- mile long power line out of the Dayton Substation. The line serves 925 customers in an area bounded by West Young, South Cleveland, FM 1008 and the Trinity River.
“Our goal is to keep the lights on for our customers,” said Ron Fletcher, customer service representative for Dayton. “A key part of that is keeping a schedule so all of our power lines receive regular vegetation maintenance. This helps ensure that limbs and other vegetation are cleared away in order to minimize power interruptions to our customers. When we conduct this cycle of trimming, we will also assess trees that may be outside our right of way, but that are in poor condition and close enough to fall into the lines.”
While crews will be in highly-visible bucket trucks and other specialized equipment, customers can also expect to see crews working manually to remove vegetation. Drivers in the area are urged to be alert for the workers and use caution when nearing work areas.
In 2013, Entergy Texas workers trimmed more than 1,900 line miles of trees.