Dixie Electric Power Association clears trees, limbs and underbrush from the area around and below the power lines, called the right-of-way. Right-of-way clearing decreases the number of outages and reduces the risk of someone coming in contact with the power lines.
Here are the substations and surrounding communities that are either currently being cleared or will be cleared soon:
- South Waynesboro substation – Winchester, Denham-Progress, Sunlight, Big Rock, and the Central School area
- Glade substation – Glade, Antioch and Powers communities
- Indian Springs substation – Sunrise and Petal
Spraying the underbrush will begin in May and continue through the summer for the communities surrounding following substations:
- Diamond substation – Holly Bush Church Road, Highway 84 East of Waynesboro, Mathersville-Diamond Road, Boice, Cypress Creek, Chaparral, Highway 45 North and Shubuta
- West Richton substation – Runnelstown, Ovett, Goodhope, Buck Creek, McSwain, Clay Hill, Whitfield, Pumping Station, Corinth Church, New Augusta and Mahnad community
- Macedonia substation – Macedonia, Leeville, Union, Corinth Church and Ovett Oilfields
- Cleo substation – Poole Creek, Highway 84 East of Laurel to Wayne County line, Magnolia Road, Mill Creek Road, Beaver Dam, Sandersville-Eucutta Road, Freedom Road and Walters Loop
Clearing the right-of-way protects individuals from the hazards of electricity and makes power restoration quicker and safer for both Dixie Electric’s members and personnel.