COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Inspection and treatment of wooden 4-County electric poles has begun in parts of south Lowndes County and north Noxubee County.
The work is being performed by contract workers with Osmose. These workers will inspect and treat every wooden 4-County pole and the work will require digging around those poles, which means Osmose employees will be working in member’s yards.
The workers will be clearly marked with Osmose on their clothing and trucks will have 4-County contractor signs as well.
4-County Manager of Engineering Lynn Timbrook says the work is part of an overall plan to inspect and treat every pole in the 4-County system.
“Our plan calls for every one of our poles to be inspected and treated on a 10 year cycle. We do this to identify any poles that need to be replaced and to extend the lives of those poles that remain in service. This helps on reliability and safety issues and keeps costs down for our members,” said Timbrook.
This most current round of pole inspections began this week and should continue for the next two to three months.