You May Not See A Lineman, But They Are Working Just because you don’t see a lineman working on your line, doesn’t mean that he isn’t working to restore power to you. Our goal is to restore power to the largest amount of people in the shortest amount of time. In order to do this, you have to start at the source of power first (the substation) and then work your way down main lines, tap lines and individual services. Think of power like a water hose. If you kink the hose at the faucet, but repair a hole at the opposite end of the hose, water will still not flow through the hose until the kink at the faucet is fixed.