Jo-Carroll Energy's annual utility pole inspections are set to begin the week of Oct. 18.
The co-op has contracted with Osmose, Inc. to conduct the inspections in 2021. The contractor will be inspecting in the Geneseo area.
Utility pole inspections are part of the cooperative's routine maintenance. The process checks the strengths of the poles and identifies those that should be replaced.
Poles will be treated with a preservative to extend the life of the pole or tagged for replacement.
Pole maintenance can save the cooperative money by reducing unwanted replacement costs and providing additional years of durable service life to poles.