Beginning July 5, 2022, the City of Batavia electric department will begin underground cable replacement in the Windmill Cove subdivision. This project will improve electric service reliability by replacing the 30+-year-old cables. Bases for transformers will also be replaced to raise them above the ground to facilitate troubleshooting and maintenance. The City has contracted Electrical Conduit Construction of Elburn, Illinois to provide this work.
For the next few months, crews will be working in parkways and front yards to install new conduit, cable, and transformer bases. During the conduit and cable installation phase of work, no interruption to your electric service is anticipated. However, during the replacement of the transformer bases power will need to be shut off to some homes to perform the work safely. The crews will be hanging notices on doors a few days in advance of shutting off power. The power is expected to be off for 2-4 hours at a time.
Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding any holidays. The Electric Conduit crews will leave equipment throughout the project area, taking care not to interfere with trash collection, mail delivery, or other services. Towards the completion of the project, sod will be installed in areas that require restoration.