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February 7, 2014
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JPS addresses maxfield Avenue street light issue

Wires removed from illegal connections in the Maxfield Avenue area. - Contributed

Energy provider, JPS is pressing ahead with its efforts to address breaches that prevent the operation of functional street lights along Maxfield Avenue and surrounding environs.

Residents have complained that the street lights were non-operational, posing a threat to security.

However, investigations have identified multiple breaches, which have resulted in the street lights malfunctioning.

deliberate attempts

In some instances, there appear to be deliberate attempts to damage the lamps, and clear indication of illegal use of the street lights for domestic power supply.

These breaches have, on occasions, not only damaged the street lamps, but also resulted in the burning of transformers, and entire energy guards (pole-mounted cases containing meters).

JPS crews removed 314 illegal throw-ups from street light circuits, shortly after reports from the residents about non-functioning lights.

With continued work in the community, street lights have been restored, but JPS has appealed to residents to desist from interfering with the public-lighting infrastructure.

JPS crews have also been working extensively in the Greenwich Farm and Whitfield Town communities, in an effort to keep street lights free of interference, for the benefit of the communities.

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