DominionEnergy will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines inthe following neighborhoods for the next two weeks:
BurtonHeight/ Standish Acres:
Distribution Line Tree Trimming:
Heathwood Park Neighborhood
Shandon Neighborhood Council
Sherwood Forest Neighborhood
Shiloh Community Organization
Heritage Woods Community
Cross Hill Neighborhood Association
Heyward Park Neighborhood
Citizens with specific questions or concernsshould contact Forestry and Beautification at 803-545-3860 or Dominion Energyat 1-800-562-9308 to meet and discuss in advance of the work being completed.
The trimming will be completed by DominionEnergy’s contractors and work will be closely monitored by the City’s CertifiedArborists from the Forestry and Beautification Division.
The purpose of the trimming activities is toincrease safety and reliability of the electric service. Dominion Energyreports an 89% improvement in reliability in vegetation related outages inareas where trimming is completed compared to a year ago. The trimming guidelinesinclude removing vegetation within 8-12 feet below and beside the power linesand up to 20 feet above the power lines.
Dominion Energy and their contractors trim inaccordance with International Society of Arboriculture guidelines, using ANSI A300pruning methods leaving good cuts that will generate new growth.
Dominion Energy’s re-conductor work includespole replacements and new wire in select locations. The goal of re-conductorwork is to improve reliability.
For more information about Dominion Energy’stree trimming efforts, including helpful tips and suggestions regarding theplanting of trees and other vegetation, visit www.dominionenergysc.com/treetrimming.
You can also contact Dominion Energy’s24-hour Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-800-562-9308.