THE JAMAICA Public Service has said it repaired 261 street lights in Kingston and St Andrew South last month.
"We are doing patrol and we get information from our customers, from various councillors, and we try to do the repairs as soon as we get the information," said Phillip Jarrett, parish manager for Kingston and St Andrew South, following a Kingston and St Andrew Corporation road and traffic meeting, held on Tuesday.
Jarrett told The Gleaner that a number of lights in the Payne Land area were also repaired.
He also charged customers to never forget the importance of conservation.
"We continue to impress upon our customers the importance of conservation, because the fact is, we just cannot afford electricity and we have to do all in our powers to cut back," said Jarrett.
Similarly, Veronica McCurdy, parish manager for Kingston and St Andrew North, said despite the prevalence of electricity theft, the company is trying its best to balance the scale.
"We realise that a major part of customer service is street lighting, because this is something that you can see, it is almost that you can touch it, and part of our mandate is to provide customers with the best service," said McCurdy
She added: "Some people try to steal even from the street light and it is a huge problem right now, but we are trying as best as possible to balance the scale so as to have the best service being meted out to our customers."