Over the past year and a half, the number of burnt-out streetlights and the length of time that it took to repair them frustrated many Calgarians. In March 2012 the number of streetlight outages reached an all-time high of 1,933 at one time. While this number fluctuated from day to day, Council understood that this was not acceptable.
As a result, Council worked with Enmax to implement an enhanced service to replace the large number of burned-out streetlights and reduce the backlog of repairs. For the most part, streetlight repairs are now scheduled for the evening hours to avoid traffic and identify burnt-out lights more easily.
The City of Calgary has approximately 90,000 streetlights. The number of repairs required increased by 10% per year since 2009, due in part to aging infrastructure and a growing city.
To report that a streetlight is out please phone 3-1-1 or submit a service request online.
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