Sweetwater Utilities Board General Manager Eric Hicks has announced that Sweetwater Utilities Board (SUB) has hired NaturChem Inc. to perform herbicide treatments of existing rights of way.

NaturChem Inc. employees will be working throughout the SUB service territory in the month of September. The treatment of undergrowth areas will help to promote the ongoing vegetation line clearing program and increase the reliability to SUB customers. By using herbicides to treat woody vegetation, the rights of ways are manipulated into low growth forbs and grasses which reduce cost to access and maintain lines.

NaturChem Inc. uses only EPA approved herbicides and are contracted by many electric companies throughout Tennessee.

This is a process that is and will be ongoing for SUB in order to ensure electric grid stability.

Any questions can be addressed by calling SUB offices at 423-337-5081, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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