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Video: Streetlight program helps OPPD keep the streets lit

February 27, 2017 | Jason Kuiper | how does that work, streetlights, T&D
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OPPD needs the public’s help when it comes to keeping neighborhoods lit. This includes nearly 100,000 streetlights.

streetlight programSometimes the fixes are as simple as replacing a bulb, but other times, crews may need to dig up underground cables to make their repairs.

There is no central database to alert OPPD when streetlights are out. That’s why OPPD relies on the public.

There are several easy ways to report street light outages when you see them:

  • Call 1-800-554-OPPD (6773)
  • Download OPPDConnect for iOS and Android to your mobile device

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About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He is a former staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald, where he covered a wide range of topics but spent the majority of his career covering crime. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has also appeared in several true crime documentary shows. In his free time he enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and three children, and reading crime novels.

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