Safety First

As spring approaches after a long winter, many of our members are planning to get outdoors to work or play. As you begin your outdoor activities, be aware of overhead power lines and where they are located in relationship to your activities.

Tree trimming, antenna installations and ladders are of particular concern. If a primary power line appears too close to the area in which you are working, please call Columbia Power Cooperative for assistance to evaluate the situation before you start working.

If you plan any kind of excavation project, Oregon law requires that you contact the Oregon Utility Notification Center at 811 or visit 811’s website at least 2 business days before you dig. The notification center will notify us, and we will locate and mark any Columbia Power-owned underground wires in the area to be excavated.