Lines work planned for Owhango
12 June 2019
More than $300,000 will be invested into new power poles in Owhango, south of Taumarunui, this winter.
Three separate Taumarunui-based crews from The Lines Company (TLC) will work in Owhango during July and September undertaking major line renewal work.
TLC’s general manager network Mike Fox said the majority of power poles in the village, plus some of the cross-arms, would be replaced.
“Some of the poles are older than we would like and we have prioritised this work to get it done this financial year,” he said.
“However, we’re conscious that we don’t want to negatively impact on the ski season and the benefits that brings to the village. So we’ll be keeping customers well advised of any planned power outages. If there are any outages, they will be short and will only occur during the day time.”
The maintenance work would make the power supply in Owhango more reliable, he said, and better future-proof the village.
TLC has indicated it will continue its strong focus is on improving the reliability of supply throughout its entire network this financial year. Its updated Asset Management Plan, available on its website, is forecasting that TLC will spend around $141 million over the next 10 years, managing and improving the reliability of the network.