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Vegetation Management Exercise

Vegetation Management Exercise

The APUA Electricity Business Unit wishes to advise the general public that commencing Friday 31st August, 2012 it will be continuing maintenance work to clear power lines from overgrown trees and shrubs. This will be an ongoing process.

Persons noticing a tree or trees which poses a threat to any electrical power lines are asked to contact 311 to make a report. Homeowners with trees on their property which are affecting power lines are also asked to call. Please be aware that fruit trees and other valuable trees also cause significant damage to the power lines through extensive outages when they come in contact with these power lines. It is therefore very important for APUA to clear these trees from the power lines.

It should be noted that due to the clearing of vegetation from power lines in the various areas, customers in these areas would be out of electricity for brief periods. Efforts will be made to minimize the frequency and duration of these outages.
Your kind understanding and cooperation is anticipated.