COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
To mitigate hazards and power outages caused by tree branches growing around power lines, the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities has begun a new round of tree trimming in Los Alamos and White Rock.
Tree trimming professionals under contract with DPU’s Electric Distribution Division are trimming and removing potentially hazardous branches and trees throughout the County. DPU staff will attempt to give residents advance notice via informational door hangers if tree trimmers need to enter their yards. Trees are trimmed only if they are in the right-of-way or utility easements for power lines.
The tree trimming effort reduces the number and scope of power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines. This initiative, coupled with an aggressive operation and maintenance program, supports DPU’s Electric Reliability Plan.
Anyone who sees tree branches interfering with power lines should contact the Customer Care Center at 505-662-8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us. DPU crews will investigate and address the situation as necessary.