- Start date: April 28, 2022
- Planned power outage: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Total customers impacted: 32
Notice from Hydro Ottawa
At Hydro Ottawa, we believe that trees are an integral part of the health and enhancement of our community. While trees and electricity seldom mix, we believe they can be good neighbours. When planned responsibly and properly maintained, power outages are reduced by 40 per cent.
When trimming, our goal is to remove only what’s absolutely necessary, focusing on trees directly in contact with a power line or within three metres. Our crews are expertly trained in pruning techniques and always do their best to redirect growth away from power lines while making efforts to protect the health of the tree. To achieve this, we comply with the reliability standards and clearance objectives required. Hydro Ottawa works closely with the City of Ottawa’s Forestry Services Department to meet these standards and objectives.
Understanding that many residents continue to work from home, we recognize that any construction activities and power outages can be very disruptive. Residents will notice heavy construction equipment as well as construction vehicles on site to remove a tree located in this area. Lane reductions and sidewalk closures will be in place to ensure the safety of staff and residents. All precautionary measures will be taken to ensure social distancing and public health guidelines are respected.
As mentioned above, a planned power outage will be required to proceed with this work. All impacted residents will be contacted by phone, email or text and will be further notified by written notice delivered to their door where applicable. Further, notification will be provided if the power outage is to extend beyond the original duration time. In case of adverse weather, the outage may be rescheduled.