S & L Pole Testing Company will be performing transmission line pole tests starting the end of August through the first part of September. They will be testing poles throughout the North Central Public Power District (NCPPD) service area along our 34.5 kV and 69 kV transmission lines.

The pole testing will take a few weeks in each area. You will see the S & L Pole Testing Co. pick-ups and ATV’s along the county roads. Please be aware of these workers and drive carefully.

Most utility poles are made of wood and their constant exposure to the environment takes a toll. Wind, moisture, and soil conditions all can distress or decay wood. Regular pole inspection and treatment helps to spot and take care of any problems before they become critical situations.

S & L Pole Testing Co. is a professional firm out of Columbus, NE, that is an expert in pole evaluations. Employees from S & L will be identifiable by company logos, equipment, shirts and hard hats and will carry identification. For more information, stop in or call the Operations Department at NCPPD at 800-578-1060.