Street Lights… not

We must be some kind of crap poor second cousins where I live.

Tonight when heading out for dinner with Mum & Dad we counted 7 street lights not working, all within 1km or less of our house.

Some of them have been busted for quite a long time.

So on the way home we armed ourselves with pencil and paper, and VERY SUSPICIOUSLY crawled down the roads, casing the joints, noting down all the locations.

I’ve just logged 7 reports of broken street lights on the ETSA Utilities web site.

I’ll either get a civic service medal, or reported to the police for being a public nuisance.

I wonder how long it will take for them to be repaired. AGES I HOPE. ETSA utilities claim they will pay $20 per day to the first person to report, if they don’t repair within 5 days. We’ll see :)


Hmmm, I dunno Wally, don’t youse guys live in the – pause here, for greater effect – WESTERN Suburbs? Could it not be druggies smashing the lights out as ‘markers’ for dealing spots, pesky kids destined for juvie detention or the damn ETSA folk themselves..? :)

I hope you blacked out your licence plate as you crawled along the streets! :)

Comment by MillyMoo | June 10th, 2008 2:33 am | Permalink

Actually as one who was at one time in charge of all street lighting for ETSA, I must say it’s an almost continuous problem especially when all the lamps start to fail at once [happens because they were all installed at the same time so they fail in cycles].
In recent times, they have repaired all the lights I have reported within 3 days so we’ll wait and see. In earlier times just after privatisation, they were totally hopeless.

Comment by Dad | June 10th, 2008 8:25 pm | Permalink

You will be lucky, I reported those lights 6 years ago. Never fixed, never contacted..

And what about the intermittent ones, those that seem to be cycling off some thermal cutout every minute or so. Are they working or not?

Western suburbs.. thats a move up-market Wally.

Comment by Paul P | June 12th, 2008 9:25 pm | Permalink

Not western suburbs… MillyMoo’s mistaken. Outer Bogansville is in the Deep North.

Comment by Wally | June 13th, 2008 4:22 pm | Permalink

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