The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will be conducting repairs on underground electric lines throughout Palm Gardens Subdivision starting Monday, Jan. 15. The estimated completion date for this project is Feb. 9, but this could change depending on various factors, including weather.

The purpose of this project is to replace the existing cable with cable in pipe. This will ensure a longer lifespan for these cables and will result in fewer outages for residents in the area. During this project, there will be times when electrical service will have to be shut off to some of area’s 240 customers to complete repairs. These outages are estimated to last about 30 minutes, and residents will be notified about service interruptions prior to shutting off power. To minimize outage time, crews will conduct all work preparations before outages begin.

It will also be necessary for crews to work on customer property during this project. BPUB asks that households in this area leave back yards accessible for repair crews from RM Walsdorf Inc. and the underground utility locators, USIC Utility Locate, who will need to mark existing underground services.

This project is very similar to previous cable replacement programs performed in the Brownsville Country Club and Land O’ Lakes areas. These projects are part of BPUB’s continued commitment toward maintaining the city’s electrical infrastructure and improving the electrical reliability for BPUB customers.

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to its customers. For more information about this project, please call 956-983-6300 or visit the BPUB website at www.brownsville-pub.com. Customers can also check the BPUB Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/brownsvillepub or follow BPUB on Twitter at BPUB_Tweets.

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