Safety Maintenance Programs
Chariton Valley Electric operations department provides our members with the high quality, reliable SAFE service you need. In order to maintain the safety of our system, we have adopted a written program for inspecting and maintaining your electric supply lines. This program helps determine the necessity for replacement, maintenance and repair, and vegetation management of our electrical distribution system.
Contractors complete Chariton Valley’s right-of-way maintenance program which consists of tree and brush pruning and cutting, and chemical treatment to slow down future growth. Vegetation management is currently scheduled by substation and our entire system is managed on an approximate 5-year cycle or 20% of the system annually.
Overhead and Underground Line Inspections
Chariton Valley’s line inspection program calls for the inspection of all overhead electric lines over an 8-year period with approximately 13% of the system inspected each year.
Substation Inspection and Maintenance
Substations serving Chariton Valley are owned and operated by our power supplier, Northeast Missouri Power. Substation inspections are subject to their reliability plan.
Pole Inspection and Treatment
Chariton Valley has a program of regular above and below ground line pole inspection and treatment, with the complete system scheduled to be completed on an 8-year cycle.