Continued dry weather is causing more issues for SaskPower.
According to a release, statistics from Environment Canada has indicated the past year has been one of the driest on record in and around the city of Regina. As a result, this has led to continued ground shifting and pulling on electrical wiring on metres.
Ryan Blair, Operations and Maintenance Manager for Saskpower, noted as a result, crews have been out and about repairing homes, many of them in north and west areas of the city.
“Last year, we inspected all these homes built in the late 60’s, early 70’s that have the small boxes and copper electrical wiring.”
About 17,000 of the homes have been inspected, but Blair said while they’re confident they’ve taken care of most of the metres at the homes with this issue, they’re still not done quite yet.
“Now, we’re concentrating our efforts on working out towards the extremities of the city,” he said. “We’re up here in the northwest today (Tuesday), where we’re finding some more services. So we’re just moving along and making more repairs as we find them.”