Chelan County PUD crews and contractors are removing the mature vegetation around substations throughout the County. Arborvitae, junipers and birch trees will be removed to improve safety and security, reduce fire danger and maintain electrical reliability. The PUD plans to replace the vegetation in the spring with landscaping more native to our area.
WHEN & WHAT TO EXPECT
- Vegetation removal will be completed by the end of 2018
- Working hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays
- During working hours, you will hear and see typical construction work
- We do not anticipate any traffic impacts
- Replacement of landscaping will take place in 2019
Which substations will be included?
- College Substation, Wenatchee
- Saddlerock Substation, Wenatchee
- Union Valley Substation, Chelan
- Wapato Substation, Manson
What will the new landscaping look like?
The PUD plans to use native plants, shrubs and trees. A good example of this type of landscaping can be found at the Okanogan Substation located on the corner of Okanogan Avenue and Kayla Way in Wenatchee. There are pictures of the Okanogan Substation shown below. We have some different options to choose from for the type of landscaping that will be installed. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to provide input on the type of plants that are chosen, we want to hear from you.