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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (January 11, 2019) - SCE&G, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, will be pruning trees in Mount Pleasant starting next month as part of its five-year-cycle to maintain public safety and electric system reliability. The company will host an educational “drop-in” workshop on Thursday, January 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Water Works Public Meeting Room located at 1619 Rifle Range Road.
“Trees and limbs are the primary cause of power outages on our system,” said Bill Turner, SCE&G vice president of electric operations. “Trimming those trees remains the number one way to keep the lights on for our customers during a storm or severe weather event.”
SCE&G staff will be available to answer questions about safety, reliability, utility pruning techniques and more. Representatives from Lewis Tree Service, the contractor performing the work, will also be in attendance. To help residents better understand the scope of work in their community, oversized maps marking the streets where trimming is planned will also be on display. Work will be concentrated to areas near or along Rifle Range Road, Ben Sawyer Blvd., Highway 17 and Bowman Road and sections of old Mount Pleasant.
The room will be set up in informational “stations” to allow interested residents to drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Residents unable to attend the meeting can call (800) 251-7234 with questions about tree trimming in their neighborhood, or visit SCE&G's website at http://www.sceg.com to learn more.