(June 20, 2022 – Centerville, TN) —Lewis County residents will see Power Pole Maintenance Company trucks beginning the week of June 27. They will be conducting electric pole inspections on behalf of Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative.
“Identifying and correcting problems such as weakened or broken poles before they create an outage goes a long way in controlling costs and keeping the lights on,” says MLEC System Engineer Brent Warf.
Power Pole Maintenance Company vehicles will be marked with an “MLEC Contractor” logo. Contractors will carry identification cards and be wearing yellow vests with the PPMC logo. The evaluation typically takes a few minutes with some occasional photographs for documentation. The home or business owner does not need to be present, as all work is conducted outside.
MLEC conducts pole inspections across its five-county service area (Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties) on a rotational basis. Approximately 12,700 poles have already been inspected this year, and more than 7000 will be checked in Lewis County.
MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 34,500 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We are your source for power and broadband and help build brighter futures for the communities we serve. Learn more at mlec.com. # # #