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8:35AM January 23, 2017

Becky Mashburn Admin

Hi Ivy, Good question. In general, we will install Elevate’s infrastructure to follow DMEA’s power lines. So yes, in many neighborhoods in Montrose the service will be underground. We are using a variety of techniques to do this, including vibratory plowing (check out an example of this here - https://youtu.be/5LHObecYJwU) and horizontal boring (check out an example of this here - https://youtu.be/Am7qi2GNUYo). Our goal is to disturb the landscape as little as possible and we’ll always work to return the property back to the same or better condition when we leave. There will be times when landscaping needs to be removed for safety reasons. For example, some people have planted bushes or put in obstructive landscaping in front of transformers. This is hazardous to our crews when they need to perform maintenance or install equipment. In these cases, the landscaping items won’t be replaced, but we’ll work closely with homeowners to make sure no one is blindsided. Our goal is to provide a much-needed service to our members with as little impact to your yard and landscaping as possible. Thanks!