Electrical Outages

 

 

To report an outage any time (24/7), call Nebraska City Utilities at 402-873-3353
Remember that during storm season, many things can cause outages.  Wind, ice and damaged trees falling on the power lines.  If you see power lines on the ground, don’t touch it and call the Nebraska City Utilities immediately.

Some causes for electrical outages:

Lightning:

Lightning searches for the tallest object to serve as a conductor.  When lightning strikes electrical equipment, it causes loss of power. Continue reading “Electrical Outages”

Save Energy By Planting A Tree

Nebraska City Utilities recognizes the importance that trees play in our environment.  Trees provide shade that cools you and your living environment.  Trees absorb the sun’s energy from the surrounding air, and in the summertime, creates a cooling effect in and around your home.  Using the method of “Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place”, Nebraska City Utilities can help you create comfort and save energy by:

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Pole Top Rescue

Pole Top Rescue Training is part of our annual required safety training that all of our linemen complete every year. Crews are trained on how to save a fellow lineman should the need arise.
 
Here’s the scenario: A line man is working and becomes unconscious while up on the pole (due to an electrical jolt, health issues, etc.). Other crew members on site have moments to call for help, race up to the top of the pole and lower the injured person to the ground. One by one all of our crews practice strapping on their climbing gear, climb a 35 foot pole and safely rescue a life size dummy weighing approximately 185 lbs. The dummy must be secured with a rope before being safely lowered to the ground.  In an actual emergency,  coworkers would then perform basic first aid and CPR until first responders arrive.
 
Pole Top Rescue along with other Safety training courses ensure our linemen work in the safest manner possible and are equipped, trained and confident in their skills and equipment.