Dear Valued Customer,
Later this year, Waterloo North Hydro Inc. (WNH) plans to replace its pole-mounted equipment on its poles along Nafziger Road, Queen’s Bush Rd. to Gerber Rd. in the village of Wellesley. This project is necessary to improve the reliability and efficiency of the electrical supply to you, your neighbours, and your community.
The existing poles and equipment were installed in 1978 and 1984, and due to the system conditions at that time, were connected to circuits operating at legacy operating voltages. WNH is now working on converting its system in this area to standard, more efficient operating voltages. The planned work will involve the replacement of legacy transformers, insulators, and switches with new equipment. There will be no change in the number of wires attached to the poles.
During the design process, one or more poles may be identified as needing to be replaced due to its condition or ability to carry the new equipment. Any new pole will be installed right next to the old pole. It is also possible that we may have to add additional support wires to strengthen our system to comply with today’s standards. If new poles or support wires will be required, their location will be marked with wooden stake or paint ahead of time. Upon completion of the work, old poles will be removed and all work areas will be restored to their original condition.
The detailed design will begin shortly. Construction is scheduled for November. You will receive another notice closer to the actual start of work.