In order to provide you with safe and reliable electric service, Dominion uses herbicides to manage tree and plant growth in the areas near our power lines. Keeping these areas clear allows us to restore outages quickly, maintain our lines, and keep the lights on in your community. These herbicides are EPA-approved and non-restricted use, similar to products available in retail stores.
Yes. The crews in both Virginia and North Carolina are qualified. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services license the appropriate crew members to perform this work.
These herbicides are similar to products you might find at the store to control weeds in your lawn. When used properly, these products pose no threat to humans or animals.
Different herbicides are used to control different species of weeds and plants. To obtain a list of herbicides used in a specific area, contact Dominion at 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).
Your vegetable garden would not have been directly sprayed, whether it is on or off the right-of-way. Our contractors are trained to avoid vegetable gardens, just as they avoid many agricultural fields adjacent to our right-of-way.
Yes. As soon as the crew has moved off and the vegetation has dried, the area may be entered.
If you have concerns, would like more information about Dominion’s herbicide program, or would like to discuss the option of your property being designated as a “no spray” area, please contact customer service at 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) and ask to be referred to a vegetation management specialist who can assist you.