There will be a scheduled power interruption on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 7am to 12pm to allow the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. line crew to replace three 55-foot concrete poles with three 45-foot concrete poles along Chalan Pale Arnold Road in San Roque.
The pole replacement task is part of a working requirement that involves the replacement of a certain quantity of 55-foot concrete poles that were temporarily used as replacement for 45-foot wooden poles damaged during Typhoon Soudelor.
The pole replacement projects that have been performed and will continue to take place until June 2018 is part of an ongoing Hazard Mitigation Project aimed at strengthening the power distribution system with the replacement of 787 wooden poles with concrete poles. At the moment, 338 wooden poles have been replaced.
The power outage will affect San Roque and As Matuis, and also affect water wells MQ-1, MQ-5, MQ-8, MQ-9, MQ-10, MQ-13, MQ-14, MQ-15, and MQ-16.
Two wastewater lift stations—SR-land SR-2—will be affected, while water services to San Roque, Tanapag, and As Matuis will be interrupted during the power interruption; however, all services should be restored after the power is re-energized.
Because of the scale of work that will be performed, CUC asks travelers to take alternate routes or to exercise caution when driving through the affected areas.
For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282) or monitor its Facebook page for the latest updates. (CUC)