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Bury the power lines

Here we go again. Any adverse weather event, off goes the power. As long as we are inflicted with a third-world power delivery system of wires strung through the trees, it will continue to haunt us while the cure is never considered.

Western European countries put their power underground years ago, my native England went underground in the 1950s. Study after study have found that the initial investment in underground power pays off handsomely in a few short years due to far less maintenance costs and greater reliability.

As long as it is left to the bean counters of our power companies, it will never be done. Come on government, do the right thing for once and mandate underground power.

Roger Slater


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