Clearing Rights-of-Way Keeps Electricity Flowing
Lynches River Electric Cooperative’s ongoing vegetation management program keeps your electric service reliable. See this year’s maintenance schedule below.
Trimming trees and removing plant growth around power lines prevents blinks and temporary outages. A blink can cause havoc with your computer system and possibly cause the loss of valuable and expensive data.
If limbs that overhang our line are properly managed, you’re also less likely to have a prolonged outage when storms come to call. The major cause of a storm-related outage is when ice or wind break limbs that bring our lines crashing down.
But the most important reason to keep trees trimmed away from power lines is safety. No one wants a tree close enough to a power line that would allow a playful child to climb up and be in danger.
Our Vegetation Plan
Lynches River’s vegetation maintenance program follows a five-year plan. That is, we try to reach every line on our system within five years; then we start again. Lynches River maintains about 2,600 miles of lines.
Our Bylaws give Lynches River permission to maintain a right-of-way of 15 feet on either side of co-op lines. As much as possible, we try to cooperate with landowners and homeowners in determining just how much trimming is necessary in the co-op’s right-of-way. However, if our line is there, your co-op has a legal right to trim it.
In addition to keeping our lines clear of vegetation, our rights-of-way give us a path to do maintenance or repair work. This access to co-op lines is crucial during outage restoration after a major storm.
Lynches River contracts with experienced companies to perform its right-of-way maintenance. Hiring contract crews saves the co-op money and that keeps rates down. These contract crews are highly skilled, properly equipped and under the supervision of Lynches River Electric Cooperative.
Questions? Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the cooperative’s vegetation management program, please contact us.
Our toll-free number is: (800) 922-3486
The local contact number is: (843) 672-6111
2023 Management Schedule
Wolf Pond Substation
- Hwy 207
- Wolf Pond Church Road
- Landsford Road
- Dudley Road
- 207 end of Magnum School Road
- Hwy 601
- Ogburn Road
- Lake Terry Road
- Dewitt Lowery Road
- White Plains Church Road
- Hwy 265
- Taxahaw Road
- Victory Road
- Flat Creek Road
- Payne Road
- New Hope Road
- Lynwood Drive
- Mount Carmel Road
- Douglas Road
- Major Evans Road
Tree Planting Guide
Use the following guide to take the guesswork out of where to plant a tree:
||Distance From Power Lines