Jo-Carroll Energy has contracted with Osmose, Inc. to conduct utility pole inspections for 2020.
The contractor will be inspecting in the following areas:
Galena Substation - metro Galena and surrounding areas
Commerce Substation - metro Galena
Long Hollow Substation - parts of The Galena Territory and surround areas
Myrtle Substation - Elizabeth and surround areas
Clay A Substation - Mount Carroll and surround areas.
Utility pole inspections are part of the cooperative's routine maintenance. The process checks the strength of the poles and identifies those that should be replaced.
Poles will be treated with a preservative to extend the life of the pole or tagged for replacement.
Pole maintenance can save the cooperative money by reducing unplanned replacement costs and providing additional years of durable service life to poles.