Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will be conducting tree trimming commencing this week.
Allied Tree Services will be trimming trees from around power lines in the area of Bandolina, Delicado and Futura Drives in White Rock. Crews will remain in the area for approximately two weeks.
According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines. Trimming trees coupled with an aggressive operation and maintenance program supports the Electric Reliability Plan (developed in 2011 and updated in 2014) to reduce the number and scope of power outages in the county.
If residents observe tree branches interfering with power lines, DPU encourages they report is to the Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us. Crews will investigate and address the situation as necessary.
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water and wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. The public is welcome. Funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, DPU has provided Los Alamos with these services for more than 50 years. CustomerCare@lacnm.us | 505.662.8333 |www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/UTILITIES.