July 10th is WA Line Worker Appreciation Day

Posted July 8, 2018 at 5:20 am by

Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee pro­claims July 10 Line Work­er Appre­ci­a­tion Day…

OPALCO upgrad­ing the lines along Tuck­er Avenue/Roche Har­bor Road.…

OPALCO’s team of line work­ers keep the lights on for more than 11,300 co-op mem­bers on 20 islands in San Juan Coun­ty. That is no small task! Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee has pro­claimed July 10, 2018 as Linework­er Appre­ci­a­tion Day and OPALCO invites its mem­bers to give their local line work­ers a proud salute.

In addi­tion to a high-five, fist bump or plate of home-baked cook­ies, there are a cou­ple of things every­one can do to make the tough job our line work­ers do a lit­tle bit easier.

  1. Call Before You Dig on every sin­gle project – whether it’s a shov­el or a back­hoe. You can call 811 from a land line, or 800–424-5555 from a mobile line. Mark the locate area with white paint before you call.
  2. Keep veg­e­ta­tion at least 10’ away from OPALCO’s trans­former box­es and pow­er lines. If you’re con­cerned about trees grow­ing into your lines, please call 360–376-3532.

The line crew will be giv­ing safe­ty demon­stra­tions at the Coun­ty Fair in August – stop by and say hel­lo. Kids will be invit­ed to join our “Play it Safe” cam­paign with fun activ­i­ties and prizes.

Orcas Pow­er & Light Coop­er­a­tive (OPALCO) is our mem­ber-owned coop­er­a­tive elec­tric util­i­ty, serv­ing more than 11,000 mem­bers on 20 islands in San Juan Coun­ty.  OPALCO pro­vides elec­tric­i­ty that is 95% green­house-gas free and is gen­er­at­ed pre­dom­i­nant­ly by hydro­elec­tric plants. OPALCO was found­ed in 1937. Fol­low OPALCO @OrcasPower on Face­book and Twitter.

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