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JPS says continued electricity theft on Maxfield Avenue destroying more streetlights

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2016 | 9:46 PM
According to the JPS, of the 85 streetlights that were repaired last month, 34 have been destroyed as a result of illegal connections.

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is renewing calls for residents of Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew to stop stealing electricity from streetlights.

According to the JPS, of the 85 streetlights that were repaired last month, 34 have been destroyed as a result of illegal connections.

The JPS said it had cost $2.16 million to fix the 85 street lights which were destroyed by electricity theft in the first place.

The JPS also says it has to pay US$5,000 or just over J$630,000 to replace burnt out transformers.

The light and power company also says in the past five weeks, three transformers have been destroyed because of electricity theft.