Puget Sound Energy power Issues in Kenmore | Letter

After living in Kenmore for 20-plus years, I am finding myself wondering, for the first time, if I should restock my freezer or will it just be a waste because the power will go out again.

After living in Kenmore for 20-plus years, I am finding myself wondering, for the first time, if I should restock my freezer or will it just be a waste because the power will go out again.

I would like to encourage everyone in Kenmore to do their part in improving the reliability of our electricity. If the problem in your area of Kenmore is trees on the lines please report this to Puget Sound Energy (PSE) at vegetationmanagement@pse.com. But before you do this, let me share a few things I learned recently when I asked PSE to look at 73rd Avenue Northeast between Northeast 185th and Northeast 204th.

The large diameter, black colored, lines on the west side of 73rd Avenue Northeast that run about half way up the power poles are phone lines, not electric wires. The small diameter, silver colored, wires on the east side of 73rd Avenue Northeast that run about half way up the power poles are cable television wires, not electric wires. PSE’s electric wires are at the top of the pole and on 73rd Avenue Northeast this is predominately on the east side of the road.

The tree trimming that PSE contracts Asplundh to do is only for the PSE electric wires; they are not concerned about the phone lines or cable television wires. After sending PSE an email reporting trees near the electric wires a representative from Asplundh will look at the location and call you to report their findings.

When the power does go out, please report this to PSE at www.PSE.com or 888-225-5773. At the Kenmore City Council meeting of Nov. 23 the PSE representative spoke of these outage reports like this was the primary way PSE has of knowing when a small area is having an issue. We can’t complain of the lack of response by PSE unless we have told them our power is out.

So, please do your part to improve the reliability of electricity in Kenmore. Before the next storm hits please report trees that are near electric wires. When the power does go out (note I said when, not if) please report the outage to PSE.

Katrina Rose, Kenmore


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@bothell-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.bothell-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Letters to the Editor

A way to keep us healthy | Letter

A way to keep us healthy A problem has occurred recently that… Continue reading

Kenmore council let them down | Letter

On Feb. 3, the Kenmore City Council had a special meeting regarding… Continue reading

Two solutions | Letter

Facts about the growing gap between the super rich and the vast… Continue reading

More community members weigh in on election | Letters

Thompson has positive ideas I write in support of Mason Thompson for… Continue reading

An unenforceable ban | Letter

As the advisory vote in Snohomish County regarding a fireworks ban approaches,… Continue reading

Community members weigh in on election | Letters

Sperry cares for Kenmore My husband and I are supporting Van Sperry… Continue reading

Thompson is ‘exceptionally well qualified’ | Letter

I am currently the presiding judge for Snohomish County District Court and… Continue reading

Thompson, a judge to be proud of | Letter

Judge Paul Thompson was an excellent choice for our governor to make… Continue reading

Okoloko is hard working and ethical | Letter

As a recently retired trial attorney after a long career in the… Continue reading

Duerr hardworking and engaged | Letter

Davina Duerr may be the most hard-working and engaged member who has… Continue reading

Vote for Okoloko | Letter

I support Judge Edirin Okoloko for the position of Superior Court judge.… Continue reading

Retain Okoloko as Superior Court judge | Letter

After a 23-year career as a Snohomish County judge, having served more… Continue reading