GPS Mapping of SWPPD System Underway

13-Feb-2014

Southwest Public Power District has contracted with Chapel Mapping to electronically collect
GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates for SWPPD electric equipment like meters, poles and transformers.

To speed up the process, they will not knock on each member's door, but will approach SWPPD's equipment on your property quickly and move on to the next piece of equipment down the line.  Chapel Mapping employees will be wearing a safety vest, utility belt and have a yellow, handheld GPS device and digital camera.  Their vehicle will also be marked with a "SWPPD contractor" placard.

This month they will be working in the Culbertson area including Western Red Willow County and the Eastern and Northern portions of Hitchcock County.  Please make sure there is access to all SWPPD equipment at your location.

Data collected will be used in a mapping system to improve efficiency, workflow and lower outage response time.  If anyone has a question or concern, please contact our office.


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