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RELIABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Wood Pole Inspection Project
Wood poles are an important part of Norris’ infrastructure. To ensure the District has a reliable and strong electric system, Norris will be inspecting approximately 10,000 wood poles in Gage County in 2019. To identify poles in need of treatment or replacement due to age or damage, Norris has contracted with SBS Inspections, Inc., of Olathe, Colorado to perform pole inspections.
Pole inspection and treatment is an established practice within the utility industry and is a standard preventative maintenance program which helps reduce outage frequency and in some cases outage
duration.
The 2019 pole inspections will take place in the highlighted area on the map. The area includes central and southeastern Gage County.
You may see Norris’ contractor, SBS
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Inspections, Inc., walking on foot or using an ATV in the right-of-way to access
HICKMAN FIRTH
poles. If the pole needs replaced, the pole will be tagged and Norris will
WILBER DEWITT
PICKERELL
return later to replace the pole.
BEATRICE HOLMESVILLE
NORRIS ELECTRIC NEWS
QQ
When will SBS Inspections, Inc. be performing
the inspections?
Who is
SBS Inspections, Inc.?
A
Q What type of work is SBS Inspections, Inc. going to A perform?
AThe process includes a visual inspection of the poles, Q excavating and backfilling around the poles, internally
and externally treating A the poles and ground wire resistance testing.
SBS Inspections, Inc., was started in 1997 and has over 20
years of experience in the pole Q inspection industry.
2019 POLE INSPECTION PROGRAM
MILFORD
DORCHESTER PLEASANTHILL
DAVENPORT
WESTERN SWANTON PLYMOUTH
DESHLER
BYRON
GILEAD REYNOLDS
FAIRBURY
BLUE SPRINGS WYMORE
LIBERTY BARNESTON
Pole Inspection Area
BRUNING CARLETON
CRETE KRAMER
HALLAM CLATONIA
BENNET
PANAMA
CORTLAND
ADAMS
BELVIDERE HEBRON
CHESTER
FILLEY ROCKFORD
HUBBELL
UTICA
TAMORA GOEHNER
WAVERLY PRARIE HOME
WALTON
BEAVER CROSSING
CORDOVA FRIEND
TOBIAS
DAYKIN ALEXANDRIA
PLEASANT DALE
POWELL GLADSTONE
VIRGINIA
A The pole testing project is scheduled to begin this fall.
BEE
STAPLEHURST SEWARD
GARLAND
AGNEW
DAVEY
RAYMOND MALCOLM
Will my power be shut off during the inspection and treatment process?
No, your power will remain on during the inspection and treatment process.
If I have questions, who should I contact?
Please call 1-800-858-4707 and a Norris employee will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
JANSEN
DILLER STEELE CITY
ENDICOTT
ODELL
LANHAM
HARBINE
LINCOLN
DENTON
MARTELL ROCA
ROKEBY
SPRAGUE
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