Right of Way Maintenance

What is Right of Way (R-O-W)?

Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative maintains a distribution R-O-W of 20 feet. R-O-W refers to the corridor or pathway an electric line follows, either along the road or in vegetated areas. R-O-W provides utility crews access to power lines for improvements, maintenance, and repairs. It also provides an operational safety zone between the electric lines, trees, buildings, etc.

How is the R-O-W cleared?

The R-O-W clearing consists of but is not limited to cutting, trimming, and mowing. Cutting and trimming are done by trained, professional utility tree trimmers using specific and proven standards typical to the industry. In most cases, crews remove all shrubs, brush, and trees under primary distribution and transmission power lines.