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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 brand journalism strategist at Omaha Public Power District and the editor of The Wire. 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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