Hy­dro-Que­bec in re­gion

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

In the com­ing months, Hy­dro-Que­bec will be clear­ing veg­e­ta­tion around hy­dro poles and in­stal­la­tions in the fol­low­ing lo­cal mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties: Austin, Ayer’s Cliff, Bolton East, Eastman, Hat­ley, Ma­gog, Or­ford, Sainte-Cather­ine-de-Hat­ley, Saint-Eti­enne-de-Bolton, Stanstead and South Stukely.

On av­er­age, al­most half of all power fail­ures are caused by branches or trees fall­ing on hy­dro lines. To pre­vent this, Hy­dro-Que­bec clears the veg­e­ta­tion around close 17,500 kilo­me­ters of power lines each year.

Hy­dro-Que­bec would like to re­mind home­own­ers that it is dan­ger­ous to come close to the elec­tric­ity network. Only Hy­dro-Que­bec em­ploy­ees and qual­i­fied com­pa­nies are equipped to come closer than three me­ters to elec­tric lines. Never try to cut a tree or branches that are close to power lines.

For more in­for­ma­tion about what kind of trees to plant near power lines or to make a re­quest to have trees near power lines cut, visit the Hy­dro Que­bec web­site.

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