No herbicide applications are currently being carried out on REC's system.
As a part of a regularly scheduled maintenance program, REC clears vegetation from its rights of way. As a follow up to this maintenance, the Cooperative also returns to apply herbicides to portions of its overhead rights of way that support tall-growing trees and shrubs. This herbicide application is performed with backpack sprayers by licensed and trained applicators. Additionally, REC vegetation management personnel closely monitor this work.
The herbicide application process will not affect those customers who have underground electric lines on their property. Also, no herbicides will be applied to lawns, gardens, pastures, croplands or other maintained areas.
REC notifies property owners along the distribution easements scheduled for foliar herbicide applications several weeks before the application of the herbicide treatment by letter.
Use these links for more information about the herbicides we use: