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Burland: Thank You, CL&P

"When our houses don't have water we need to leave. I'd rather have fewer leaves if it meant I had to leave fewer times."

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo
Thank you CL&P for your investment in outage prevention. For the past month CL&P has been executing an important power reliability program.

Trimming trees and removing those within 8' of the power lines, especially on major circuits.

While there are opponents in many municipalities, 8' is a reasonable distance still leaving plenty of trees in peoples yards.

It is a very small price to pay for increasing our power reliability.

Especially in a community where the majority of us are served by wells.

When our houses don't have water we need to leave. I'd rather have fewer leaves if it meant I had to leave fewer times.
Jennifer Lisi April 15, 2014 at 08:11 AM
I couldn't agree more!
Gus R. Horvath April 15, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Tom. The electric cable on Green Hill is a major distribution cable from the Madison's main transformer power site. A branch feeds the Police Station and the Town Hall Emergency Center. They should probably cut back further than 8 feet as several thousand homes are on this circuit. Their are 2 other smaller transformer/distribution sites on Old Toll Road and next to Tuxis Lumber serving downtown and out on Rt. 1. Check out the one at Tuxis as it has a large tree overhanging the transformers???
tom burland April 15, 2014 at 04:32 PM
Gus, the guys I worked with at CL&P to address my neighborhood issues were great, i believe Fillmore meets with them regularly, you should suggest he speak with him about the issues mentioned. I know has bought up other issues that have been addressed. Looks like we are getting our share of funding. Although i understand NU and UI Senior Management is "boughing" to public pressure to save the trees.
Matt April 16, 2014 at 08:42 AM
The same tree huggers complaining about cutting down a tree limb and possibly upsetting one of the 5 billion squirrels were probably the first to whine about their power being out for and hour.

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