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12/04/2019 | Press release | Archived content

Eversource is Trimming Trees to Help Reduce Power Outages

Work scheduled along nearly 80 miles of electric lines in Glastonbury

BERLIN, Conn. - Working closely with community leaders and tree wardens throughout Connecticut, Eversource's team of licensed arborists is trimming trees that threaten electric reliability in towns and cities around the state. In Glastonbury, the company is investing approximately $400,000 in tree work to prune nearly 80 miles of overhead electric lines starting in early January.

'While we all love our trees, they can have a devastating effect on the electric system, especially during a storm,' said Eversource Manager of Vegetation Management in Connecticut Alan Carey. 'We're always working to serve our customers better and consistent tree trimming helps to improve day-to-day reliability during all types of weather. As a result, we continue to see fewer power outages where this work has been done.'

Tree work in Glastonbury is scheduled to begin the first week of January and is being done by Asplundh Tree Expert Co. Work is expected to be complete by early May. Asplundh representatives working on behalf of Eversource will be going door to door to distribute information and collect permission slips before proceeding with the work. They will be carrying Eversource identification and will never seek to enter a private residence. As a reminder, there is no cost to the property owner for this work.

Work is taking place in the areas of: Addison, Birch Mountain, Chestnut Hill, Diamond Lake, Goodale Hill, Manchester, Mountain, Neipsic, Quarry, Shoddy Mill and Strickland roads; Griswold, Hubbard, Keeney, Main and Welles streets; Hebron and Naubuc avenues and Forest Lane. Eversource has been closely coordinating with Glastonbury Tree Warden Greg Foran and residents with questions can contact him directly at (860) 652-7686 or Eversource Arborist Jenna Turner at (860) 665-6149.

In addition, the company reminds customers that homeowners are responsible for tree maintenance on their own property, including keeping branches away from the lower-voltage service wires connecting their homes and businesses to the main utility lines on the street. Eversource strongly recommends contacting a professional tree service to perform this work. For details on the company's comprehensive vegetation management program, please visit Eversource.com.

Eversource (NYSE: ES), the #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, transmits and delivers electricity to 1.25 million customers in 149 cities and towns, provides natural gas to 237,000 customers in 74 communities, and supplies water to approximately 198,000 customers in 51 communities across Connecticut. Eversource harnesses the commitment of about 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@EversourceCT) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceCT). For more information on our water services, visit www.aquarionwater.com.