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Video: Is that a … swimming pool?

July 13, 2022 | Julie Wasson | community, customers, safety

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File this one under things you don’t see every day.

OPPD does a variety of work to support the communities it serves and to ensure safety around power lines.

Recently, OPPD was on hand to assist with a swimming pool installation.

An OPPD crew temporarily deenergized and lowered the power lines in front of the house where the pool was being installed. Then a 16-story crane lifted the pool from a semi parked on the street and moved it into the backyard.

You can watch the project in action in the video below by Danielle Beebe-Iske.


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Julie Wasson is the managing editor of The Wire and a brand journalism strategist at Omaha Public Power District. She has more than 25 years of print journalism and social media experience, including two stints at the Omaha World-Herald.

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