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JPS to repair another 2,000 street lights by month end

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 4:40 PM
A JPS lineman carrying out repairs to a streetlight

Another 2,000 malfunctioning streetlights across the island are to be repaired by the end of the month.

That’s according to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), which says the move is part of its accelerated streetlight repair programme.

The utility provider reported that 2,544 street lamps were repaired last month, surpassing its target of 2,000.

JPS, in a statement yesterday, said it is expediting the acquisition of repair materials from overseas suppliers and will be ramping up repair activities “straight into the end of the year.”

Noting that a vast majority of streetlights across the island are in working order, the company says it understands that members of the public are eager to have repairs expedited in their communities.

As a result, JPS says it has listed on its website the areas in which repair work will be conducted during the two-week period between November 12 and 26.

 “JPS is committed to delivering on its streetlight repair programme as it partners with the government and people of Jamaica to deliver the highest level of customer service,” the company said.

According to JPS, a total of 7,825 streetlights have been repaired since the start of the year, in addition to the over 5,000 lights that were converted to Smart LED.

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