Hamilton, Ohio -
Beginning Monday, April 18, 2016, the City of Hamilton Department of Utilities Engineering and its consultant, Alden Systems, will continue a survey and condition assessment of the City's electric utility poles. Alden Systems will assess the condition of each wooden pole, note items such as missing access plates and exposed wiring on non-wooden poles, and identify electrical safety issues.
Additionally, Alden Systems staff will collect Global Positioning System (GPS) location data on each pole, attach identification numbers, photograph each pole, and note all pole attachments for use in the Electric Department's Geographic Information System (GIS) and asset management system.
Information collected through the survey will allow the City to prioritize pole replacements and to address issues identified during the survey.
The survey includes approximately 24,000 poles across the electric utility service area, and is expected to be complete by December 31, 2016. Service to City electric consumers will not be impacted by the pole survey.
During the pole survey, Alden Systems representatives will work along streets and alleys and within the electric easements, including backyard electric easements. Survey vehicles will clearly display Alden Systems and City of Hamilton Contractor identification. Clothing worn by Alden Systems representatives will display the firm's name and "Utility Inspection Contractor." Alden Systems staff will also carry City of Hamilton Contractor cards for identification purposes.
Questions regarding the pole survey and assessment can be directed to Patrick Moore, Associate Electric Engineer, at 513-785-7259, or via email at email@example.com.
The City of Hamilton owns and operates all four primary utilities, including electric (generation, transmission and distribution), natural gas (distribution), water (treatment and distribution) and water reclamation (collection and treatment) systems. The City is one of the lowest cost utility service providers in the region and state.