August: Work Locations and Updates
Here is where you can expect to see Medina EC crews and contractors frequently during August.
- Crews with Allegiant Utility Services and Lamar Technical Services will be inspecting and updating equipment throughout our service area. During the rest of 2019, their primary focus will be in Medina County. As part of this work, contractors may be photographing Medina EC equipment and poles.
- Crews with Medina EC and Allegiant will be visiting locations with meters on our load management program and checking them, along with equipment at the sites. This work should be complete by late August.
- Crews with LineTec are performing various projects for the cooperative throughout our service area.
- Schneider Engineering is working in Quihi on CR 4516, FM 2676 and the surrounding area preparing to upgrade the lines in that area. The full project will not be complete until the end of November.
- Crews with LineTec are upgrading power lines along FM 463 from CR 6612 to Hwy 132 and down CR 772. The project will be complete in the late fall.
Tree Trimming and Vegetation Management Work
The majority of ROW work is done by contractors. You can learn more about our vegetation management program here.
Cedar Beetle crews are also clearing ROW around Castroville. This work should be done by November 1.
Crews with Asplundh will be clearing ROW in Bigfoot. This work began February 11 and should be complete by the end of November.
Crews with Monarch Mountain will be clearing around Highway 57. This work also began February 11 and should be complete by the end of November.
All Medina EC contractors have letters showing that they are an approved contractor along with the dates of the work. If you see someone suspicious, do not hesitate to ask them for their credentials. You may also call our office at 1-866-MEC-ELEC (632-3532) and our staff will verify contractor locations.
Updating Member Information
In addition, the cooperative is working to update contact information for all members. If you receive an email or letter asking your to verify the information we currently have on file for you, it is likely from the cooperative. All correspondence will have current information printed on it, for you to either verify or correct. The forms will not be blank. Information we will be verifying includes name, mailing address, phone numbers, email and use of electricity. We will not ask for social security numbers, driver's license numbers, date of birth or any bank or credit card information. If you receive a letter or email and are unsure of if it came from the cooperative, please do not hesitate to call us to verify.