Texas Electric Cooperatives, pole manufacturer for Bartlett Electric Cooperative has found that some poles were not treated fully for resistance to decay. These suspect poles were manufactured in November and December of 2014. Texas Electric Cooperatives has hired a pole inspection company, Alliance Utility Services to inspect these poles. There are 135 suspect poles on our system in various areas. Alliance Utility Services will begin inspecting power poles on our system beginning tomorrow, March 22, 2017.
The pole Inspector, Lelon Townley, will be performing the inspections and will be driving a White Toyota Pickup as pictured below:
Alliance Utility Services will be inspecting the poles, lines and right of ways for deficiencies to help assure safe dependable service. Crews from Bartlett Electric Cooperative and our construction contractor, S&H Powerline Construction will make repairs and perform maintenance on these poles if they do not meet specifications. We appreciate our member’s cooperation with our employees and contractors.
Alliance Utility Services will have an introductory letter from Bartlett Electric Cooperative with them at all times which will be available to members upon request. If you need verification that this company is working in your area, or if you have questions about this project, please call the Bartlett office at 254-527-3551.
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Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Inc.