Council pledges street light repair within five days of reporting

By Esther Hayden

Published 26/05/2015 | 00:00

FAULTY street lights under the control of the local authority in County Wexford will be fixed within five days of being reported.

That's the result of a new contract signed by the county council earlier this month, replacing the previous maintenance contract with Airtricity. It will apply to all public street lights within the county.

To ensure that all street light faults can be recorded efficiently and attended to promptly, the Council has also developed a dedicated permanent link on its website. Users are asked to visit and follow the street light link.

If possible, members of the public should provide the street light number when reporting the fault, as the council says this will greatly speed up the repair.

In the majority of cases, the street light number can be found on a sticker on the pole approximately 2.5m above the ground.

'Wexford County Council operates and maintains more than 12,000 public street lights at an annual cost of approximately €1.3m. It is essential that this public lighting infrastructure is maintained to the highest possible standard. The fault should be dealt with within five working days if the issue is within our control', said Tim Murphy, Senior Executive Engineer at Wexford County Council's Roads Department.

'By setting a five-day repair time the Council challenges itself to achieve the highest possible standard of service, while our new website link will provide for improved access to our street light fault reporting system.'

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