February 18, 2019
CHEC has contracted with Osmose Utilities Service, Inc. to inspect and treat power poles owned by CHEC in Haskell and Pittsburg County. The project has started and will continue approximately until the fall. Crews will be working from Highway 9 to Highway 31 and from Highway 2 to Highway 71. Osmose crews will inspect and test poles making sure they have the proper strength requirements. The poles that pass all strength requirements will be treated to prevent future decay. Those that do not have the proper strength requirements will be replaced. The process will involve excavating around the poles by inspection crews. Crews will need access to all poles that have been identified as needing inspection. Pole maintenance can save money by reducing unnecessary replacement costs and by adding many additional years of service life to poles. This project will greatly enhance the reliability of CHEC’s power system. Osmoses’ vehicles will be identified by an Osmose logo on the door of the vehicle as well as a magnetic placard of CHEC’s logo. They will also carry a letter identifying them as working on behalf of CHEC. Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Jason Fontaine, Director of Engineering, at 800-328-2368.