Wednesday, August 23, 2017

DPU Streetlighting Makes "Back to School" a Safe Experience

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Streetlighting utility is doing its part to keep Richmond Public School (RPS) students safe once they are back in school. With RPS reopening this fall, students will be waiting at school bus stops early in the morning when the city is still dark. The DPU Streetlighting utility has partnered with RPS to ensure that there are no obstructions to streetlights from trees at school bus stops where students will wait to be picked up and transported to their respective school.

In ramped up efforts that began in mid-August with tree trimming at Anne Hardy Park in Richmond’s Highland Park area, DPU Streetlight technicians are trimming any tree branches, limbs and leaves that might hamper or block the light from ornamental lights or cobra head lights positioned at RPS bus stops.   

“DPU has a culture of safety and serving our customers, so anything that we can do to bolster those two objectives, we are all about it,” said DPU Director Robert Steidel.

Although this comes at a time when the DPU Streetlighting utility has adjusted service levels to meet staffing challenges, this effort is being given high priority. 

Ann Hardy Park





Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fire Hydrant Inspection Program


Fire Hydrant Inspection Progress Update:
256 Fire hydrant inspections done since July 1, 2017
12 Open Out-of-Service Fire Hydrants as of July 31, 201
8 Out-of-Service Fire Hydrants returned to service in July, 2017.