Vegetation management is crucial to provide reliable service to our members. In early September, BCREMC will be spraying under electric lines. That includes the area in Ogilville in which trees were previously trimmed.
BCREMC will not spray yards, we are primarily focusing on fields, ditches, fence rows, brush and abandoned areas that are not mowed or maintained under power lines. Areas within subdivisions will not be sprayed. However, the paths and roads leading into the subdivision may be sprayed at the discretion of BCREMC.
The contractor, Progressive Solutions, will use a low volume, targeted spraying technique. They will either have a backpack containing the herbicide solution or will be spraying from an ATV. This will secure a more direct spray. It is safer and has limited runoff to avoid using more spray than needed.
If you do not want your property sprayed, or there is something you want us to avoid in the right-of-way, you must fill out the no spray agreement. A signed agreement must be in the BCREMC office by Aug. 26 for your property to be exempt from spraying. By enrolling in this program, the landowner will agree to take responsibility for the maintenance of the no spray areas.
To see our full spraying policy or the no spray agreement please visit www.bcremc.com/right-of-ways-spraying. The contractors used are fully licensed and certified to do this work by the Indiana State Chemist. The herbicides used have been approved by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and are registered with both state and federal agencies.
By performing this routine maintenance, we increase the reliability on our system and keep the power on for you, our members. If you have any questions, please call the BCREMC office at 812-372-2546.