The PEA proactively cuts back branches intertwining with power lines on Thepprasit road and surrounding areas before rainy season to prevent electrical fires. But it also has seen too many home and business owners get electrocuted after snipping power lines while cutting back their own trees.
Workers from the Pattaya Provincial Electricity Authority trim trees that branched over high-voltage power lines to prevent hazards during the rainy season.
The utility said it will take requests to trim trees 24 hours a day. Their hotline is 1130, and the Provincial Electricity Authority Pattaya office numbers are 038-221-007, 038-221-863, and 038-222-085.