At Rockland Electric Company, we are committed to ensuring that our electric distribution lines are properly maintained. Because interference from tree limbs is the single most frequent cause of power outages, periodic tree maintenance along overhead electric distribution wires is critically important in reducing potential power outages.
We will soon be conducting such work in the Township of Mahwah and I want to keep you informed of our planned activities.
This project will begin on or about June 25, 2021, and continue for approximately four (4) weeks. Nelson Tree Service, under O&R supervision, has been contracted for this project. Residents will be contacted via letter to be apprised of the program requirements. Tree trimming and removal work will take place on the following street(s): Campgaw Road, Youngs Road, Glenmere Terrace, Fardale Avenue, Chapel Road, Morris Avenue, Darlington Avenue, Ramapo Valley Road, Glasgow Terrace, Ridge Road, Wyckoff Avenue, Walnut Street and associated side streets.
Please be advised that during this maintenance cycle, we will be complying with New Jersey Board of Public Utilities requirements of the removal of all overhanging branches in the area of the Lock-Out Zone (from the substation exits to the first protective device), as required in N.J.A.C 14:5-9.8 (b), which states that starting on January 1, 2016, vegetation management practices shall include removal of all overhanging vegetation from the lock out zone on the distribution circuit. The lock out zone is defined as the portion of the distribution circuit which begins at the substation and continues to the first protective device. Mature trees may be exempt from the removal requirement at the reasonable discretion of the EDC’s vegetation manager as it pertains to the lock out zone.