Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang and Docomo Pacific recently agreed to collaborate with the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. to perform tree trimming on the electrical grid and digital cable throughout Saipan, which will kick off tomorrow, Oct. 13, 2020, starting on Isa Drive.
Tree trimming will be done on the High Voltage Primary and Secondary Transmission systems where power lines and Docomo Pacific’s digital cable are suspended. This work will be performed to protect the integrity and reliability of both power grid and cable service.
According to a CUC statement, the collaboration identifies the importance of these systems and assuring resiliency and better quality of service. “This is one of the many ways that can build, maintain and share the cost of long-term maintenance on these vital service links,” the CUC statement added.
In the event that a power interruption is required, then all protocols will be followed to ensure that the community is informed in advance.
“I would like to extend my appreciation to both Mayor Apatang and Docomo Pacific CNMI for assisting in protecting our critical infrastructure and community,” said CUC executive director Gary P. Camacho in the statement.
CUC regularly performs tree trimming and vegetation control around its power transmission and distribution infrastructure in order to minimize the chance of a power interruption during any kind of environmental event, typhoon, high winds, and heavy rains. (Saipan Tribune)