Clearing Rights-of-Way Keeps Electricity Flowing

Lynches River Electric Cooperative's on-going vegetation management program keeps your electric service reliable.

 Trimming trees and removing plant growth around power lines prevents blinks and temporary outages. A blink can cause havoc with your computer system and possibly cause the loss of valuable and expensive data.

If limbs that overhang our line are properly managed, you're also less likely to have a prolonged outage when storms come to call. The major cause of a storm-related outage is when ice or wind breaks limbs that bring our lines crashing down.

But the most important reason to keep trees trimmed away from power lines is safety. No one wants a tree close enough to a power line that would allow a playful child to climb up and be in danger.

Our Vegetation Plan

Lynches River's vegetation maintenance program follows a five-year plan. That is, we try to reach every line on our system within five years; then we start again. Lynches River maintains about 2,600 miles of lines.

Our Bylaws give Lynches River permission to maintain a right-of-way of 15 feet on either side of co-op lines. As much as possible, we try to cooperate with landowners and homeowners in determining just how much trimming is necessary in the co-op's right-of-way. However, if our line is there, your co-op has a legal right to trim it.

In addition to keeping our lines clear of vegetation, our rights-of-way give us a path to do maintenance or repair work. This access to co-op lines is crucial during outage restoration after a major storm.

Lynches River contracts with experienced companies to perform its right-of-way maintenance. Hiring contract crews saves the co-op money and that keeps rates down. These contract crews are highly skilled, properly equipped and under the supervision of Lynches River Electric Cooperative.

Questions? Contact Us

if you have any questions or concerns about the cooperative's vegetation management program, please contact us.

2018 Vegetation Management Schedule

Side Trimming:

Cauthen Substation

  • McIlwain Road
  • Newhope Road
  • Mt. Carmel Road
  • Lynwood Road

Brewer Substation

  • Taxahaw Road
  • Hwy 265
  • Hwy 903

Jefferson Substation

  • Jefferson area
  • White Plains community

N. Pageland Substation

  • Pageland Area
  • Hwy 207
  • Stateline area
  • Hornsboro Road
  • Mangum School Road

Wolf Pond Substation

  • Hwy 207
  • Wolf Pond community

Herbicide Spraying:

Catawba Substation

  • Camden area
  • Lake Wateree area
  • Liberty Hill community

Heath Springs Substation

  • Primus area
  • Hwy 903
  • Flat Creek community
  • Kershaw area

Taxahaw Substation

  • Hwy 522
  • Hwy 903
  • Buford Community
  • Primus Crossroads

Mt. Pisgah Substation

  • Hwy 903
  • Angelus Road
  • Hwy 151
  • Newman Road

Gates Ford Substation

  • Hwy 341
  • Hwy 157
  • Lockhard Road
  • Providence Road

Tree Planting Guide

Use the following guide to take the guess work out of where to plant a tree:

Tree Size:

Small Trees (25' or less)
Medium Trees (40' or less)
Tall Trees (40' or more)

Distance From Power Lines:

20 - 30 feet away
30 - 80 feet away
More than 80 feet away


Lynches River is always Looking Out For You, and to do so we have several methods you can use to contact our office.

By Phone:

Our Toll-Free number is: 1.800.922.3486
Local contact number is: 1.843.672.6111

For Outage Calls:

Our outage calls are handled by our Automated Outage Reporting System. You can reach it by dialing 1.843.675.LREC (5732) or 1.866.675.LREC (5732). Your outage will be recorded and servicemen will be immediately dispatched to restore the power as quickly as possible. Please make sure that your phone number is correctly on record.

Remote Payment Sites:

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By Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 308
Pageland, SC 29728

In Person:

707 South Arant Street
Pageland, SC 29728 

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