We have recently received a letter from SaskPower informing us that there’s a SaskPower project coming to our Rural Municipality.
Starting this spring, SaskPower contractors will be inspecting and performing maintenance on wood power poles.. This work extends the life of their infrastructure, helps ensure reliable electricity for customers and saves money by reducing expensive emergency repairs.
Wood pole inspections involve looking for physical damage, potential signs of decay or carpenter ant infestation. Wherever possible, the poles will be treated, repaired or reinforced. If a pole can’t be repaired, it will be marked for replacement or reinforcement starting in 2021.
The contractor for this work is Central Pole Inspections and Maintenance Inc. They’re scheduled to be in our RM between May 19th and Oct. 31st 2020 or before the ground freezes.
Crews will do their best to stay within the SaskPower right-of-way as much as possible; however workers may need access to private property in certain cases. Contractors will wear high-visibility clothing and carry identification with them. No power outages are necessary for this work.
If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact SaskPower’s Stakeholder Consultation at PublicConsultation@saskpower.com