Benton County members located near the Homer Substation may notice a Midwest Spray Team & Sales, Inc. white Chevy truck (plate # 359 YDL) in the area. East-Central Iowa REC has contracted with Midwest Spray Team & Sales, Inc. out of Polk County to spray trees or brush that are in contact with and/or could potentially be in contact with ECI's distribution lines and/or equipment.
Once spraying is complete in Benton, the contractor will move up to Buchanan County near the Bryantsburg substation. Depending on the cooperation of the weather it will take the contractor about a month to address the areas scheduled for 2016.
ECI's vegetation program is an important step to help alleviate interruptions in members electric service. ECI and its contractors DO NOT spray trees or brush that reside in front of members homes.