Keeping trees trimmed around electric power lines is important to ensure public safety and maintain the reliability of the electric system. The City of Fort Morgan Light & Power Department trims trees in public rights-of-way near all main high-voltage lines, which bring power to the poles near your home or business.
To comply with the National Electric Safety Code, public utilities must trim or remove trees growing near power lines that threaten to disrupt service. Proper and regular tree trimming helps prevent the danger and inconvenience of outages.
Never attempt to trim trees near power lines yourself. Only qualified line clearance workers are allowed to work within a minimum of ten feet of high voltage lines. Call the City of Fort Morgan Light & Power Department at (970) 542-3912 to schedule an inspection of your tree and line situation.
When preparing to trim trees, please contact the City Light & Power Department at least 24 hours in advance. Call Doug Linton, Light & Power Superintendent, at (970) 542-3912 or by Email to schedule this service.