Pole testing and treating is a preventative maintenance program developed to identify the power poles with decay or damage by insects, rodents or the weather. Every pole in the Battle River Power Coop system is tested on a seven year rotation and poles that do not pass the inspection are tagged and scheduled for replacement next year. Any poles identified as hazardous will be changed this summer.

This year the areas scheduled for pole testing are Neutral, Roseberry, Wang and Clearwater. Genics Inc. has a contract with Battle River Power Coop to complete the pole test and treat program beginning in May and continuing through the summer months. Residents in the scheduled areas can expect to see Genics trucks on rural roads and their technicians working around power poles. The Genics trucks are black and have the Genics Inc. logo on a side window.

The pole test and treat program is one of the ways Battle River Power Coop provides members with a safe and reliable distribution system. Members’ power will remain on during the testing.