The Illinois Public Utility Act (220 ILCS 5/8-505.1) requires ComEd to regularly perform vegetation management (line clearance) activities along electrical distribution circuits. Landscaping that comes in contact with overhead power lines is the leading cause of customer power outages.
To this end, qualified line-clearance contractors are currently performing tree trimming (line clearance) work in designated areas of the Village. Colored lines ( red , green , yellow & blue ) on the attached map indicate where project work is or will take place. It is routine during line clearance activity for crews to significantly trim and sometimes totally remove a tree or other landscape that has encroached into the utility easement. The remaining tree stumps are treated with an approved herbicide by a state-licensed applicator to prevent future regrowth. All Carol Stream customers impacted by the ongoing work have been contacted by direct mail and/or door hanger notifying them of the project whose objective it is to ensure reliable electric service year round. The project will continue through early-mid September.